A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

A Nice Gesture by Jeroen Arendsen

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Item over Zora en andere robots in de zorg bij CampusTV Utrecht

Naar aanleiding van een grote proef met de Zora robot (eigenlijk NAO met wat extra programmering door een Belgisch bedrijfje) was er een item op CampusTV van de Hogeschool Utrecht over robots in de zorg.
Ik was uitgenodigd als expert om commentaar te geven over robots in de zorg.

Zie Campustalk 07 Winter 2015-2016 https://youtu.be/qd8txYpq9GM (actie [...]

Why the Robonaut Handshake with ISS Captain Burbank is not a Greeting

Last Februari 15, 2012, NASA made a little fuss about Robonaut (or R2) performing ‘the first human-humanoid handshake in space’. You can watch it in the video below.

‘Robonaut Shakes Hands’, uploaded by ReelNASA
I would like to use this occasion to enlighten both humans and humanoids about greetings. Although it is of course nice that cpt. [...]

Book Review of: Imitation and Social Learning in Robots, Humans and Animals

In 2007 an interesting book was published that I believe is also relevant to gesture researchers:
Imitation and social learning in robots, humans and animals: behavioural, social and communicative dimensions.
Chrystopher L. Nehaniv, Kerstin Dautenhahn (Eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2007 - 479 pagina’s (available online in a limited way, here)

The book is an excellent volume with many [...]

What is Social Robotics?

Is it possible to give a good definition of social robotics? Is it a field of scientific study or is it only a catch phrase for exciting robot stuff? If it is a field of study, can we identify what belongs to it and what is outside of the field? Should we already set such [...]

Keepon Rocks

After watching a bunch of Keepon movies on the tube I gotta say: Keepon Rocks. Great idea, great ‘minimal’ design, great manufacturing, great experience. Here’s a small collection…

See, for more info on the web:
beatbots.org
Hizook, robotics news portal
The Thinkers: Robotics developer helps studying autistic children
BotJunkie on Keepon
Q&A with Hideki Kozima - How Keepon was born and [...]

One CareBot ™ One Family


One CareBot ™ One Family was uploaded by: geckosystems
Duration: 139
Rating:

Ballroom Dance Robot


Ballroom Dance Robot was uploaded by: dvillain
Duration: 108
Rating:

Robot Gestures need Robot Speech: Elmo Live

Elmo Live presented in februari 2008 by 7×7toys
Please watch the gestures that Elmo makes. There are only a few basic gestures, but they are well connected to the speech. Gestures are often ambiguous and get their specific meaning through their interaction with speech. The same is true to some extent for words (their meaning sometimes [...]

Robot Man: Noel Sharkey

I read a news item about robots on the Dutch news site nu.nl (here) about the ethics of letting robots take care of people, especially kids and elderly people. The news item was based on this article in ScienceDaily. Basically it is a warning by ‘Top robotics expert Professor Noel Sharkey’. I looked him up [...]

Asimo dancing

Here, four Asimo robots are dancing a really nice choreography. Quite entertaining, but not because of how they interact with humans. It is entertaining to see how someone managed to build a robot with the right movement parameters and then managed to program it to dance in this way.  One could also admire the aesthetics [...]

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