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Podcast: The Art of Human-Robot Conversation
The Robotics Trends Show examines the keys to a flexible voice platform for robots and how to make conversations with robots seem as natural as possible. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotPepper Working as a Pizza Hut Cashier
Pepper humanoid robots will soon be working as cashiers at Pizza Hut restaurants in Asia. And thanks to a partnership with MasterCard, Pepper will be able to process payments and make recommendations based off ordering habits. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotJibo SDK Beta Version Available to Developers
The battle of the virtual assistants is on! Will Amazon Echo or Google Home come out on top? How will Apple respond? We debate on The Robotics Trends Show. Household · Personal RobotsPepper Robot’s US Debut Planned for 2016
Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank, is expected to debut in the United States in 2016, focusing initially on businesses and not consumers. Household · Personal Robots · Future Tech · Humanoid RobotsJibo to Re-create Classic Video Games
Jibo has partnered with Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe to create a new gaming experience for the social robot. The first game being built for Jibo will be a reincarnation of Pac-Man called "Rescue PAC-MAN!" Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotPodcast: Teaching Kids About Human-Robot Interaction
Dr. Charles Fritz teaches a high school class about human-robot interaction. Dr. Fritz joined The Robotics Trends Show to discuss the keys to human-robot interaction and some of the parameters his students created for how humans and robots can co-exist. Household · Personal Robots · Health & Sports5 Promising Robots for Kids with Autism
Robots are helping autistic children in ways humans can't. Here are five social robots helping autistic children become more independent by improving their motor and social skills. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Education · Health & SportsLeka Robot for Special Needs Kids Launches on Indiegogo
The Leka social robot is designed for children with autism, Down's syndrome, or multiple disabilities. Leka provides sensory stimulation to help special needs children become more independent and improve their motor and social skills. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot · Health & SportsAn Open Letter to Jibo
Will Jibo ever make its way to homes around the world? While this early adopter wrote an open letter expressing his frustrations, he's still holding out hope. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotJibo Delayed Until October 2016 Timeframe
Jibo has been delayed again until the October 2016 timeframe. The social robot's hardware and system software is mature and reaching its final state, but it needs more time for practicing its skills and getting better at talking with users. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotCan Pepper Solve Japan’s Repeat Offender Crisis?
A Tokyo half-way house will use Pepper humanoid robots to mentor ex-cons in hopes of preventing them from committing future crimes. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotWatch Jibo Control Philips Hue Smart Lights
A new Jibo skill allows the social robot to work with the Philips Hue API to control lighting with the home. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotJibo Tests Sound Localization
Jibo creator Cynthia Breazeal demonstrates sound localization that allows the social robot to recognize where a sound is coming from and turn towards that sound. Household · Personal Robots · Family RobotWatch Jibo Order a Pizza
Jibo orders a pizza and even reminds the user that her son is allergic to one of the toppings. The social robot's pizza-ordering application was built by an internal developer using the Jibo SDK. Household · Personal Robots · Family Robot
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Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
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