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What Robot Behavior Makes People Feel Uncomfortable? - IEEE Spectrum

What Robot Behavior Makes People Feel Uncomfortable? - IEEE Spectrum | Robotics by Aldebaran | Scoop.it
One secret to getting people comfortable with robots is making sure that the robots don't look at us all the time
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Humans Appear Programmed to Obey Robots, Studies Suggest

Humans Appear Programmed to Obey Robots, Studies Suggest | Robotics by Aldebaran | Scoop.it
Two 8-foot robots recently began directing traffic in the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa. The automatons are little
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Sensationalist title, but the study is interesting : NAO has *almost* as much authority as an actor in a lab coat !

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The robot teacher connecting with autistic children - Telegraph

The robot teacher connecting with autistic children - Telegraph | Robotics by Aldebaran | Scoop.it
A robot named Nao is helping a primary school in Birmingham to explore how technology can help children with special educational needs.
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ASK NAO in Birmingham

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There’s a giant robot directing traffic in Congo

There’s a giant robot directing traffic in Congo | Robotics by Aldebaran | Scoop.it
A hulking, solar-powered robot tells cars and pedestrians where to go in Congo.
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Dr Guero's robot walking on irregular ground

不整地など外乱が大きい条件でヒューマノイドロボットの歩行テストを行いました。今回、脚だけでバランスをとるのは難しかったので、手の振りも利用しています。左右のバランスは足首・膝角度・手の振りで、前後のバランスは足首・膝角度・両足接地時の重心位置を調整して保ちます。それから最後のシーンですが、ロボット虐待ではありませ...
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Scientists replicate kitty whiskers to help robots 'feel'

Scientists replicate kitty whiskers to help robots 'feel' | Robotics by Aldebaran | Scoop.it
Cat whiskers are tremendously sensitive, so much so that cats can navigate around our glassware without sending anything crashing to the floor. It's that
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Is a dog's sense of smell next ?

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Your robot helper is on the way now it can learn from its friends

Your robot helper is on the way now it can learn from its friends | Robotics by Aldebaran | Scoop.it

"A network designed especially for robots, RoboEarth, is being tested in the Netherlands this week to help them with their own attempts at self-improvement."

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Aldebaran NAO Robot to Join Mars Astronaut Training Crew | MarsCrew134

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NAO joins MarsCrew134 for a two weeks immersion on a simulated Mars in the Utah desert.

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Robots with "soul"

What kind of robots does an animator / jazz musician / roboticist make? Playful, reactive, curious ones. Guy Hoffman shows demo film of his family of unusual robots -- including two musical bots that like to jam with humans.
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How & why create a richer emotive connexion with robots.

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Computers teach each other Pac-Man | Machines Like Us

Computers teach each other Pac-Man | Machines Like Us | Robotics by Aldebaran | Scoop.it
Researchers in Washington State University's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have developed a method to allow a computer to give advice and teach skills to another computer in a way that mimics how a real teacher and student might interact.

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A breakthrouggh in machine learning. 

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Engineers plan to upload bee brains to flying robots (Wired UK)

Engineers plan to upload bee brains to flying robots (Wired UK) | Robotics by Aldebaran | Scoop.it
Engineers from the universities of Sheffield and Sussex are planning on scanning the brains of bees and uploading them into autonomous flying robots that will then fly and act like the real thing.
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How Termites Might Help Us Colonize Mars

How Termites Might Help Us Colonize Mars | Robotics by Aldebaran | Scoop.it
Termites—the pint-sized mortal enemies of homeowners everywhere—are apparently good for more than just gnawing foundations into ruin. It seems that the eusocial insects have a mind-boggling propensity for building, and it’s got scientists in a tizzy. Dubbed by some as the construction masters of the insect kingdom, termites work together...
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Alex Wissner-Gross: A new equation for intelligence - YouTube

Is there an equation for intelligence? Yes. It's F = T ∇ Sτ. In a fascinating and informative talk, physicist and computer scientist Alex Wissner-Gross expla...
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Very interesting stuff about the nature of intelligence.

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NAO is the first robot that goes to Mars

NAO is the first robot that goes to Mars | Robotics by Aldebaran | Scoop.it
NAO Robot is the first robot to accompany a crew of astronauts in the training to mission on the red planet.
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Well, simulated Mars at least ;)

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Robot Helps Kids with Autism Communicate - YouTube

"We can open so many doors for children." Joshua Diehl, Assistant Professor of Psychology
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ASK NAO @ Notre Dame University

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Science: Can humans get on with robots? - FT.com

Science: Can humans get on with robots? - FT.com | Robotics by Aldebaran | Scoop.it
If you’re in Bristol or Bath over the next two or three years, watch out: there may be robots about. Don’t worry though – they will be friendly humanoids, part of a research project looking at how people and robots could interact in public spaces.
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Nao @ the Bristol Robotics Laboratory

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Kraftwerk - The Robots - YouTube

Classic 1977, Kraftwerk videoclip of The Robots (Kraftwerk, the pioneers of electronic music)
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Electronic music pioneers !

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Turning robots into surrogates for homebound senior citizens - Washington Post (blog)

Turning robots into surrogates for homebound senior citizens - Washington Post (blog) | Robotics by Aldebaran | Scoop.it
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Turning robots into surrogates for homebound senior citizens
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British researchers are testing how the Nao (left) can provide a real-world presence for the elderly.
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An article about British researchers using NAOs to study human/robots interactions.

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