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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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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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Robovie mR2: iPod Touch powered communication robot

Robovie mR2 is a 30 cm tall humanoid robot developed at Japan’s ATR Robotics and Communication Laboratories. It sports 18 joints (3 in each eye, 3 in the head, 4 in each arm, 1 in the back), 18 servo motors, CCD sensor 3.4MP came[...]
Robovie mR2: iPod Touch powered communication robot

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Honda, ATR, and Shimazu – One Step Away from World Domination with Humans Controlling Robots by Thought!

They made it! Yes Honda, ATR, and Shimazu succeed in making the impossible possible, controlling an Asimo like robot directly by thought! Want to know more? Check out the video and the press release below! Honda, ATR and Shimazu one st[...]
Honda, ATR, and Shimazu – One Step Away from World Domination with Humans Controlling Robots by Thought!
Honda, ATR, and Shimazu – One Step Away from World Domination with Humans Controlling Robots by Thought!Honda, ATR, and Shimazu – One Step Away from World Domination with Humans Controlling Robots by Thought!Honda, ATR, and Shimazu – One Step Away from World Domination with Humans Controlling Robots by Thought!Honda, ATR, and Shimazu – One Step Away from World Domination with Humans Controlling Robots by Thought!

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