People who were touched by a humanoid robot while conversing with it subsequently reported a better emotional state and were more likely to comply with a request from the robot.
Can a robot draw a response simply by making “eye” contact, even with people who are less inclined to speak up. A recent study suggests that it can.
An analysis highlights the realistic pros and cons of apps and other technologies that use AI to benefit older adults, including those facing dementia and cognitive decline.
Designers who use ethics to shape better companion robots will end up making better humans, too, say UNSW researchers.
Engineers have designed and developed a novel humanoid hand that may be able to help.
Thai hospitals are deploying "ninja robots" to measure fevers and protect the health of overburdened medical workers on the frontlines of the outbreak.
Scientists have identified mechanisms in the human brain that could help explain the the unsettling feeling we get from robots and virtual agents that are too human-like.
Interacting with a robotic teddy bear invented at MIT boosted young patients’ positive emotions, engagement, and activity level.
Researchers have developed a new design method that shows promise in enabling the efficient design and fabrication of soft robots using a 3D printer.
An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves.