social robots

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.

Tackling thics concerns regarding use of carebots

Tackling thics concerns regarding use of carebots

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.

SnuggleBot, the new cuddly companion

SnuggleBot, the new cuddly companion

"Snugglebot" needs to be taken care of, cuddled and kept warm. It's physically comforting (soft, warm and weighted), and engaging.