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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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Osaka U demonstrates its Balloon Input Device

A research group at Osaka University has invented an input device using a balloon. This system recognizes when the user strokes, strikes, or squeezes the balloon, and plays sounds in accordance with those actions. “The balloon co[...]
Osaka U demonstrates its Balloon Input Device

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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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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
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