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With Robots Like These Who Needs a Companion to Make Us

With Robots Like These Who Needs a Companion to Make Us


A robot works at a tea shop during a Shanghai conference. Photo by Imaginechina/

Buddy, the companion robot from Blue Frog, on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, on January 5, 2017

Robot peeking around corner

Pocket-lint 48 real-life robots that will make you think the future is now

With Robots Like These, We Won't Need Someone to Make Us Happy. | 2machines


Photo: Antoine Doyen Designed to be a companion in the home, Pepper is the world's first full-scale humanoid to be offered to consumers.

Exoskeletons, automaton pets and tiny toy humanoids (pictured) populate the Korea Institute of Robot and Convergence. (Mark Leong)

Many have looked at Japan's kawaii and ...

Meet Mabu: the personal health companion who has conversations with chronic illnesses patients, providing

Pepper, a social companion robot, in a retail environment. Credit: Tokumeigakarinoaoshima

Robots like this one could help make a child's hospital stay less stressful, and a senior care resident's experience less lonely.

The Aeolus robot.

Home Robot will Clean the House, Find Your Keys, and Bring You a Beer | Digital Trends

Pepper, a social companion robot, in a retail environment. Tokumeigakarinoaoshima

This Boston Dynamics robot can walk around and stock shelves like a human can. “The automation of factories ...

Kirobo the talking robot … in space, no one can hear you scream.

Photo-illustration: IEEE Spectrum M1 robot designed by Meka, one of the companies acquired by Google in 2013.

Photo: Zume Pizza

Credit: Courtesy of Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and AutomationThe Care-O-bot

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Why robots should have personalities

Personal Robots: Artificial Friends with Limited Benefits - MIT Technology Review

In this photo taken Thursday, July 9, 2015, SoftBank Corp.'s


Kuri home robot

Misty, a programmable robot created by Misty Robotics


The iPal Is a Robot Companion for Children and the Elderly | Digital Trends

What's the Future Role for Humanoid Robots?

A man programs an iPal Companion Robot by Nanjing Avatar Mind Robot Technology at the 2017

Pepper, the Emotional Robot, Learns How to Feel Like an American

The Human Robot

Baxter is an early example of ...

The ultimate robot extravaganza

... with the metal robots. Baymax concept skeletons. Source: Walt Disney Animation Studios

CHARLY (Companion Humanoid Autonomous Robot for Living with You) was designed by the Adaptive


The Good, The Bad and The Robot: Experts Are Trying to Make Machines Be "Moral" | California Magazine

The dangers of trusting robots

Image: Ryan Etter

Ubtech is a Chinese company that's responsible for creating educational and interactive humanoid robots like Alpha Series, and with Lynx, they've combined ...

Hasbro Joy for All ( – is “designed to bring comfort, companionship and fun to elder loved ones.

Menial, repetitive drudgery could be absorbed by robots, which would leave us humans more

If children are raised by robots – even just for 'a couple of hours'

Jon V. Kofas

The robot army of the future - from killer drones to cyborg super soldiers

These included Meka, a San Francisco startup that designed dexterous, compliant robots like the M1 (above, left); Boston Dynamics, ...

Tax the Rich and the Robots? California's Thinking About It

A custom-made robot in the Automatron DLC, which can be used as a robo- Companion. Automatron will let us make our own highly-customizable robots.

Thank you so much for your interest in our sleep robot! We're super excited to finally launch on Kickstarter. The last two years have been a crazy roller ...


The Best Robotics Kits for Beginners

Japan's robot chefs aim to show how far automation can go | Financial Times

The anthropomorphic robot named hitchBOT sits on the shoulder of Highway 102 to begin its 6000 kilometer cross country journey outside of Halifax, ...

Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

The PR2 robot uses its arms to 'learn' about its surrounding environment. The EU-funded DREAM project is working to create a system where robots like this ...

A human and a robot reaching out to each other.

By 2022, one million nurse jobs will be unfilled—leaving patients with lower quality care and longer waits. But what if robots could do the job?

Robot with a checklist

Photo: Erico Guizzo/IEEE Spectrum HRP-2 robots learn kitchen chores at the University of Tokyo's JSK Lab.

WowWee CHiP Robot Toy Dog - White

Low-cost robot designs poured in from around the world in response to the $10 robotics challenge issued by the newly-launched African Robotics Network. One emerged from years of making robots with hundreds of researches, developers and engineers. These are some of the people who tried them out.

WiredThe first piece of tech that has made me feel genuine emotion. Jibo's body language is amazing. There's a lot of promise in a family robot that is ...


Will we ever… create intelligent robots?

How to Build a Robot That Wants to Change the World

NASA trying to develop robots for Mars missions

Author/Copyright holder: Courtesy of Kerstin Dautenhahn. Copyright terms and licence: CC-Att-SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported).

The Aibo robot dog is on display at the Sony booth after a news conference at

Fallout 4: How to Build Robots - Ada, Curie, Codsworth. Build a unique robot companion in ...

Maybe they need to be more like us. Or maybe we're already learning to be more like them

1/2 Nao V5 Evolution humanoid robot, created by Aldebaran Robotics, France, c.2016. © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum. 

Open source and easy to use, BUDDY protects your home, entertains your kids, & helps you stay connected with the ones you love.

Urs Bigler

Robots could replace sex between couples, according to experts

SoftBank Corp. unveils human-like robots named 'pepper' at the company's news

This AI-Fortified Robot Will Build the First Homes for Humans on Mars | WIRED