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Strokable robot rabbit talks with touch

Posted on 20 May 2008 in Journalism

A pet robot that communicates with humans only by touch is being used to probe the way the oft-neglected sense bolsters our emotional...

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Robot that gives birth helps medics learn

Posted on 13 May 2008 in Journalism

A childbirth simulator can help junior obstetricians gain the equivalent of several years’ experience at forceps-assisted births in...

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Electronic ‘pet’ could replace passwords and PINS

Posted on 2 May 2008 in Journalism

Portable electronic pets able to recognise their owner’s voice and walking style could replace passwords and PINs and keep personal...

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Humanoid robot finds learning child’s play

Posted on 20 Dec 2007 in Journalism

New software lets humans guide a robot through tasks in the same way parents teach a child. Read more…...

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Robots to revive dying dance routines

Posted on 9 Aug 2007 in Journalism, Robots, Technology

New Scientist Image: torremountain Humanoid robots could one day serve as prancing libraries of long-forgotten dance routines – able...

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