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[Hands-On] Hugvie – the huggable communication medium with a heartbeat

The Hugvie is a cushion in a minimalistic human form. It contains a pocket into which you can put your mobile phone, transforming it into a physical communication medium. The shape of this huggable cushion is based on the Telenoid robo[...]
[Hands-On] Hugvie – the huggable communication medium with a heartbeat

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Geminoid-F Android Waits for a Friend in a Tokyo Department Store

If you go to the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, by Valentines Day, you will be able to see the Geminoid-F android casually sitting in a show window, looking as if it’s waiting for a friend. Geminoid-F has been p[...]
Geminoid-F Android Waits for a Friend in a Tokyo Department Store

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Actroid-F Robot Gets A Brother And An Eye Implant

AIST has developed a male version of its android robot Actroid-F, which was first shown to the public last year. These human-like robots imitate the movements of the people they are watching, and are currently being placed as observers[...]
Actroid-F Robot Gets A Brother And An Eye Implant

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Dr Hiroshi Ishiguro, Actroid’s father gave birth to another creepy robot: Elfoid

Don’t get me wrong, Hiroshi Ishiguro is a real genius, but you have to admit that its research on robots and its creations could be sometime puzzling, and today’s new Elfoid is no exception! This tiny little Telepresence robot is in fa[...]
Dr Hiroshi Ishiguro, Actroid’s father gave birth to another creepy robot: Elfoid
Dr Hiroshi Ishiguro, Actroid’s father gave birth to another creepy robot: ElfoidDr Hiroshi Ishiguro, Actroid’s father gave birth to another creepy robot: ElfoidDr Hiroshi Ishiguro, Actroid’s father gave birth to another creepy robot: ElfoidDr Hiroshi Ishiguro, Actroid’s father gave birth to another creepy robot: ElfoidDr Hiroshi Ishiguro, Actroid’s father gave birth to another creepy robot: Elfoid

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Actroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows World

This is the “world’s first true Android”, called the Actroid-F. She’s (I’m sorry, it’s) designed to be used in hospitals and other locations involving natural human-to-human communication, and can mo[...]
Actroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows World
Actroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows WorldActroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows WorldActroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows WorldActroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows WorldActroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows World

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Sogo & Seibu to sell Actroid Female Robots by Kokoro

Remember our news back in October about the already infamous female robot Actroid by Kokoro displayed in the iREX? Japanese department Store Sogo & Seibu has recently announced that they will start accepting pre-orders for two mod[...]
Sogo & Seibu to sell Actroid Female Robots by Kokoro
Sogo & Seibu to sell Actroid Female Robots by KokoroSogo & Seibu to sell Actroid Female Robots by KokoroSogo & Seibu to sell Actroid Female Robots by Kokoro

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[iRex 2009] i-Fairy teases us prior to CES 2010.

i-Fairy, is like Actroid a “Reception Robot” but with a more “Manga/Anime” touch. Also produced by Kokoro, i-Fairy will be officially presented next year at CES, however, we had the chance to have a first glimpse at the i-Fairy’s[...]
[iRex 2009] i-Fairy teases us prior to CES 2010.
[iRex 2009] i-Fairy teases us prior to CES 2010.

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SDTV: EveR-1 l Actroid Korean, the video

We already talked about the possibility to be guided by a humanoid robot during the World Expo in Japan over here, and it seems that the Koreans were jealous of this success of this strange robot, because they present their own version[...]
SDTV: EveR-1 l Actroid Korean, the video

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