Tag: humanoid robots

Erica The Robot Destined To Be TV News Anchor In Japan

Meet Erica, a creepy real-life like robot destined to be a TV news anchor in Japan. Created by Hiroshi Ishiguro, she is set to report the news by Spring.

February 3, 2018

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Humanoid Robot Can Now Do A Backflip: It's Awesome And Scary At The Same Time

Boston Dynamics' Atlas can do a perfect backflip all on its own. It expands the horizon for the robotics industry making it more suitable robot for the human environment.

November 21, 2017

WATCH: Could This Giant Humanoid Robot Only Be A Hoax?

Could this giant mech robot piloted by a human only be a hoax? The company building the robot does not have an online presence.

Gadgets December 25, 2016

Remember Pepper Robot? It's Getting Android Developer Tools And Landing On US Shores

SoftBank Robotics America has revealed that developers will be able to create apps for the Pepper robot thanks to a new software development kit. The SDK will also include the virtual Pepper robot.

Robotics May 20, 2016

NASA's Valkyrie Humanoid Robot Readied For Ride To Mars

The Valyrie humanoid robot developed by NASA looks like a human being. But what is the advatage of humanoid robots in the quest to land on Mars?

Robotics May 6, 2016

Humanoid Robot Dives To Find King Louis XIV's Wrecked Ship And Treasures

A humanoid robot diver was able to find King Louis XIV's wrecked ship and obtain treasures. The robot mermaid named OceanOne showed promise for the future of deep sea exploration and research.

Robotics April 29, 2016

Meet Jiajia, China's New Interactive Robot

Researchers in China unveiled a new ultrarealistic robot known as 'Jiajia', which not only looks like a real-life female, but acts very much like one too albeit more submissively. The team's goal is turn Jiajia into the ultimate 'robot goddess'.

April 16, 2016

Humanoid Robots May Help Treat Patients With Social Phobia

Humanoid robots and computer avatars may be programmed to help rehabilitate patients suffering from social disorders, a new study revealed. The technology may revolutionize treatments for such disorders.

Life April 14, 2016

Say Hello To Hitachi's EMIEW3 Humanoid Helper Robot

Hitachi revealed its latest creation, EMIEW3, a humanoid helper robot specifically built for assistance in busy public places like malls, airports, hospitals, and other such facilities. Slated for a 2018 launch, this machine is a definite upgrade over its predecessors.

FUTURE TECH April 11, 2016

Touching Robots In Intimate Places Causes Arousal, Discomfort

Humanoid robots are designed to have body shapes that resemble that of a real human. A new study revealed that touching these humanoid robots in intimate places trigger feelings of discomfort and physiological arousal.

FUTURE TECH April 5, 2016

Hong Kong Man Fulfills Lifelong Dream, Builds Life-Like Scarlett Johansson Robot

A Hong Kong graphic designer, who knows nothing about robotics, achieves his dream of building a humanoid robot from scratch with the help of 3D printing, $50,000 and incredible determination.

FUTURE TECH April 3, 2016

Realistic, Human-like Robot Sophia Cheerfully Says She Wants To Destroy Humans

Hanson Robotics presented its most advanced humanoid to date and it agreed to destroy humans. The robot named Sophia was interviewed by its creator David Hanson and talked about her functions, purpose and ambitions.

FUTURE TECH March 24, 2016

Robots Can Learn Ethical Behavior By Reading Children's Stories

Robots learn socially accepted behavior by reading and understanding children's books, particularly stories about chivalry. Researchers developed a technology called 'Quixote' that can teach robots how to align their goals with proper human behavior in social settings.

FUTURE TECH February 17, 2016

NASA Is Developing Humanoid Robots For Future Deep Space Missions

Robots, not humans, may be the first to reach deep space, if NASA has its way.

Space January 28, 2016

Robots Ready To Take Over SoftBank Phone Store: Pepper Staff All The Way

SoftBank is deploying its Pepper robots to a phone store in Japan for an experimental run. The robots, which can imitate human body language, will be communicating directly with customers and even help them in signing up for a contract.

FUTURE TECH January 28, 2016

Not Quite 'The Jetsons' Rosie But Researchers Are Working On Building Robot Maids Of The Future

'The Jetsons' gave everyone dreams of having their own efficient and charming robot maid. Check out some of the humanoid robots developed that may come close to Rosie.

FUTURE TECH January 16, 2016

The Uncanny Valley: Why Are Humanoid Robots So Creepy?

The Nanyang Technological University unveiled a social robot closely resembling an actual human on Monday and some are just creeped out by the innovation. Find out why experts are concerned about Nadine's development.

FUTURE TECH December 31, 2015

Pepper The Humanoid Robot Gets New Job At France Train Station

The humanoid robot Pepper will start working at French train station to welcome travelers.

FUTURE TECH December 11, 2015

Humanoid Robot Walk-Man Can Operate Human Tools, Help In Search And Rescue Operations

European scientists introduced a humanoid robot, named Walk-Man, for emergency and disaster response. The robot can navigate well through tricky environments using all its limbs.

November 28, 2015

Yamaha Reveals Autonomous Motorcycle-Riding Humanoid Robot

Japanese motorcycle company Yamaha unveiled Motobot, a humanoid robot that can ride and handle a motorcycle at high speeds, at the 44th annual Tokyo Motor Show on Wednesday.

FUTURE TECH October 28, 2015

Pepper The Humanoid Robot Flies To France To Give Shoppers Suggestions On Wine Pairings And Recipes

Who needs Casper the Friendly Ghost when you have Pepper the Friendly Robot? Designed to live with humans as an emotional, interactive and evolutionary companion, Pepper flew all the way from Japan to France, to help shoppers choose recipes and pick out wine pairings.

Internet Culture October 23, 2015

People Prefer Robots That Are 'Flawed' Just As They Are: Study

A new study in the United Kingdom revealed that people prefer to be with robots that are just as imperfect as they are. Researchers hope that this will pave the way for long-term human-robot relationships.

Society October 15, 2015

Boston Dynamics Sends Its Bipedal Robot Atlas Into The Wild

The Google-owned company Boston Dynamics send Atlas, a bipedal robot designed for rescue missions too dangerous for humans, out into the open for the first time.

FUTURE TECH August 17, 2015

Boston Dynamics Sends Its Bipedal Robot Atlas Into The Wild

The Google-owned company Boston Dynamics send Atlas, a bipedal robot designed for rescue missions too dangerous for humans, out into the open for the first time.

FUTURE TECH August 17, 2015

MIT Researchers Give HERMES Robot Human Reflexes: See What It Can Do [Video]

HERMES is a humanoid robot that can perform human movements, with MIT researchers using what is known as balance-feedback interface to control the robot.

FUTURE TECH August 13, 2015

This Robot Was Programmed To Escape From Children When Being Bullied

Researchers in Japan programmed a robot to quickly change direction when a group of unsupervised children came into contact with it.

FUTURE TECH August 7, 2015

A Pixar Employee Creates Peek-A-Boo Robot That Acts Like A Baby

A technical director at Pixar developed a companion for his desk that can respond to human emotions, such as reacting like baby while playing peek-a-boo.

FUTURE TECH July 13, 2015

Interview With Mike Slee, Director Of National Geographic Documentary 'ROBOTS 3D'

National Geographic's new documentary 'ROBOTS 3D' introduces viewers to some of the most incredible humanoid robots around today, including iCub. Tech Times spoke interviewed director Mike Slee about his insights into humanoid robot development.

FUTURE TECH July 8, 2015

A Singing Robot Is Starring In A Berlin Opera

Meet Myon, the opera-singing, showboating robot, who scientists are studying to find out if robots can learn to feel emotions.

FUTURE TECH June 30, 2015

Robo Brain learns how humans live, will be guru to other robots

Researchers have concocted a ‘Robo Brain’ which can learn new things by gathering information from the Internet. All of the information will then be accessed by robots around the world.

FUTURE TECH August 28, 2014

SoftBank unveils 'Pepper,' a humanoid robot that will sell for $1,900 next year

Lost and lonely? Say hi to Pepper, a humanoid robot that can keep you company, serve your emotional needs and simply make you smile — that is, if you’ve got $1,900.

Business June 5, 2014

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