Researchers are working on an interactive robot called Pharos that will help the elderly with their daily household chores.
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Findings suggest robot telepresence, more than a tablet, provides comfort to young patients.
Engineers have unveiled an air-powered computer memory that can be used to control soft robots. It overcomes the problem of the mismatch between pneumatics and electronics.
More researchers and companies are moving into the brain-computer interfaces, yet major challenges remain, from user training to the reality of invasive brain implant procedures.
Designers who use ethics to shape better companion robots will end up making better humans, too, say UNSW researchers.
Robotic device acts as a cane-like mobile assistant to provide light-touch to help the elderly and others with impaired mobility.
Interacting with a robotic teddy bear invented at MIT boosted young patients’ positive emotions, engagement, and activity level.