Nadine, developed by scientist in Singapore, is a real virtual human, a human-like robot.
Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have unleashed their latest creation on the university’s campus: the world’s most human-like robot.
Nadine, as the robot is called, has soft skin and medium brunette hair just like her creator, Professor Nadia Thalmann. But more than her looks, the most impressive thing about Nadine is what she does: make eye contact, smile, meet and greet guests, shake hands, and even recognise past visitors and engage in conversation with them based on previous exchanges.
Unlike previous generations of robots, Nadine has an individual personality, with moods that change depending on the topic.
Telesar V Robot Avatar: a real-life remote experience by transmitting sight, sound & touch data to its operator
Experience a foreign or distant world without actually being there: Japanese researchers leaded by professor Susumu Tachi at Tachi Laboratory have developed Telesar V Robot Avatar which delivers a remote experience straight to its operator by transmitting sight, sound and touch data. You can actually feel the shape and surface unevenness, and also the temperature of objects.
Robots and virtual worlds assist autistic children with skill development, by multitouch or robot KASPAR
Children with autism can develop skills they normally find difficult by interacting with virtual worlds. By using multitouch, these children activate a virtual character on a screen and experiment with different social scenarios. This way, researchers can compare their responses to those displayed in real-life situations.
Simon the Robot cleans your house without commands, new features: voice/facial recognition, sound localization
At the Computer Human Interaction conference in Atlanta (12/5/2010), Simon the Robot demonstrated he has more capabilities than before. Originally he was only able to move some blocks very slowly, now he is capable of learning household chores without commanding him all over again or having to pre program him with a set of tasks. For example, Simon identifies colourful items: a blue book, a green plastic case, a red flower and several others, and puts them into the corresponding colours bin.
World's first sex robot 'Roxxxy' by True Companion: she talks to you, can hear you and feel your touch...
The world’s first sex robot ‘Roxxxy’ by TrueCompanion knows your name, your likes and dislikes, can carry on a discussion and expresses her love to you and be your loving friend. She can talk to you, listen to you and feel your touch.