Tag Archives: Social

2012 FIRST Robotics Championships

Recently, close to 30 thousand spectators and competitors gathered in St. Louis to compete in the largest robotics competition in the world. The following 4 minute clip is one of the best I’ve ever seen. It captures the excitement and all the motion in the competition. Note to self: Make sure to attend next year, […]

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Study Shows That Humans Attribute Moral Accountability to Robots

A study was conducted recently to see if humans attribute moral responsibility to robots. The experiment was simple. The robot would play a game, and after the game is over, make a mistake and tell the person playing that they have lost. The results: 65% of the participants attributed some level of moral accountability to Robovie for […]

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Robotic Monsters

Ever wonder how movie monsters are made? Most people would think they’re just hunks of pixels or digitally altered people. Perhaps that’s becoming more and more the case as the field of computer graphics advances, but there are still companies out there that make monsters from scratch. Check out this demo reel by Spectral Motion, […]

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“Robots are Cool!” – will.i.am

I’ve shown this video to hundreds of people, and every single one of them has walked away, amazed at how many celebrities and figures in our community think ROBOTS are COOL! Every student in the nation needs to watch this inspiring video which showcases some amazingly popular individuals endorsing robotics. +230   

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Like to sketch in your free time, well this robot can draw quite a few shapes on the whiteboard with a dry-erase marker. With a very small setup, it is able to suspend itself on strings and move around to draw an image. Who knows, some day we may ask it to draw us a […]

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Augmented Reality Glasses

Google is just awesome They have these augmented reality glasses … They would work to enhance your life, and look darn good on the models in the article. Watch the video below for a really cool demo of “what these can do for you during day to day life” I dont know about you guys, but I […]

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Women and Social Robotics

To all the women out there, heres an awesome article that describes what unique talents some women are bringing to the table. A field that is heavily pioneered by female roboticists is social robotics, where the robots that we interact with daily are being made more user friendly and aware of their surroundings. Great job […]

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