social robots

Robots benefit special education students

Robots benefit special education students

Researchers have discovered that primary school children in both regular and special needs schools make strides when they learn together with a robot.

Robots can draw out reluctant participants in groups

Robots can draw out reluctant participants in groups

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.

Robots encourage risk-taking behaviour in humans

Robots encourage risk-taking behaviour in humans

“The Robot made me do it” - research has shown robots can encourage humans to take greater risks in a simulated gambling scenario than they would if there was nothing to influence their behaviours.

Could robots replace real therapy dogs?

Could robots replace real therapy dogs?

According to new research, robotic animals could be the 'pawfect' replacement for our real-life furry friends.

Designing soft and sensitive robotic fingers

Designing soft and sensitive robotic fingers

Scientists have designed a 3D printable soft robotic finger containing a built-in sensor with adjustable stiffness.

A smooth interaction between humans and robots?

A smooth interaction between humans and robots?

Making eye contact with a robot may have the same effect on people as eye contact with another person - interaction between humans and humanoid robots could be surprisingly smooth.

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