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Meet Androidol U: Japan’s Newest Android

Androidol U is a fully autonomous conversational robot that has a more compact air servo system, better voice and body movement coordination and softer body materials compared to previous androids.
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Podcast: Creating More Human-Like Robots
By Steve Crowe · 3 June, 2016 • To achieve human-like qualities, robots need to have fine motor control of limbs and end effectors. Mark Donovan of ams AG joins The Robotics Trends Show to discuss how magnetic position sensors can help.
Pepper Robot’s US Debut Planned for 2016
By Steve Crowe · 18 May, 2016 • Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank, is expected to debut in the United States in 2016, focusing initially on businesses and not consumers.
Do Human-Like Robots Really Threaten Our Identity?
By Rebecca A. Hill · 22 April, 2016 • Does a humanoid robot like Sophia threaten human individuality? The line between humans and humanoid continues to blur.
The Role of Magnetic Position Sensors in Robots and the IoRT
By Sponsored Content - Mark J. Donovan, ams AG · 13 April, 2016 • To achieve human-like qualities and fluid limb movement, robot design engineers need to develop robots with fine motor control of limbs and end effectors. Here's a breakdown of how magnetic position sensor integrated circuits can help.
SCHAFT Bipedal Robot Climbs, Vacuums Stairs
By Steve Crowe · 8 April, 2016 • After being quiet for some time, Google-owned SCHAFT unveiled a new bipedal robot that can walk up and down stairs, carry heavy objects, and even vacuum stairs.
Robots Replacing Dartmouth College Football Players
By Steve Crowe · 1 April, 2016 • Dartmouth College's Mobile Virtual Player (MVP) robot will replace all 11 human players during football games this upcoming season.
Pepper Robots Selling iPhones in Tokyo
By Tim Hornyak · 28 March, 2016 • Softbank begins trial with Pepper humanoid robots staffing a cellphone store in Tokyo. Peppers “staff” the shop on three floors and they’re programmed to sell iPhone 6s phones and introduce a new electricity service from a SoftBank subsidiary.
Nao Robot Won’t be a Hotel Concierge for Long
By Steve Crowe · 11 March, 2016 • Steve Carlin, Aldebaran's VP of marketing and business development for the Americas, joined the Robotics Trends Show to discuss all-things Connie, but he also talked about why Pepper should ultimately replace Nao as the robot concierge of choice.
Next Gen ATLAS Robot from Boston Dynamics is Incredible
By Steve Crowe · 23 February, 2016 • Boston Dynamics' next generation ATLAS robot is tether-free, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings, and has incredible balance.
Pepper Robots to Fully Staff Tokyo Cellphone Store
By Steve Crowe · 28 January, 2016 • A Tokyo cellphone store will be staffed by five to six Pepper robots, which will help customers make purchases, select data plans and sign contracts.
Humanoid Robot Pepper Joins Crew of 2 Cruise Lines
By Steve Crowe · 17 December, 2015 • Pepper, the emotion-detecting humanoid robot from Aldebaran, will greet passengers as they board the Costa Cruises and AIDA ships, offering tips about dining, events, and excursions in English, German and Italian.
The Fascinating Humanoid Robots of iREX 2015
By Tim Hornyak · 11 December, 2015 • Japan's International Robot Exhibition (iREX) has a heavy emphasis on industrial robots, but humanoid robots played a large role at this year's show.
Alpha 2 Humanoid Robot Surpasses $1M on Indiegogo
By Steve Crowe · 8 December, 2015 • In celebration of surpassing the stretch goal, UBTECH is donating 10 Alpha 2 robots to robotic research institutions and developers around the world to promote faster development and interest in the future of humanoid robotics.
MIT Helping NASA Build Valkyrie Robots for Space Missions
By RT Staff · 17 November, 2015 • MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is one of just two institutions who will receive “R5,” a six-foot, 290-pound humanoid robot also known as “Valkyrie” that will serve on future space missions to Mars and beyond.
Alpha 2 Humanoid Robot is Your Family’s Personal Assistant
By Steve Crowe · 11 November, 2015 • UBTECH's Alpha 2 humanoid robot is designed as an interactive family companion capable of accomplishing a range of typical household tasks.

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