"Snugglebot" needs to be taken care of, cuddled and kept warm. It's physically comforting (soft, warm and weighted), and engaging.
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.
Researchers are working on an interactive robot called Pharos that will help the elderly with their daily household chores.
Robots that assist the elderly while adapting to the culture of the individual they are caring for are now being tested in retirement homes.
Machine learning network offers personalized estimates of children’s behavior.