day : 08/09/2009 1 result

It Does Not Compute: Danger Danger in New Robotics

The New York Times had a story the other day about two robots (Nao and iCat) that have been programmed to teach children to avoid overeating. Developed by the TNO research institute in Delft (Netherlands) and by Aldebaran Robotics of Paris (France), the robots are about two feet tall, can see and talk and even mimic emotions such as empathy through their moving facial features. According to the story, the goal is to help build emotional ties with young children which would allow ...