Tagged: robot

Replace the Nanny With China’s iPal Robot Companion

iPal is more than a robot: it’s an educator, a companion, and a greeter. Unveiled at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show Asia, the child-sized bot is getting a lot of attention for its […]
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Robot Colleagues Could Make Work Very Boring

There is no question robots will eventually join the workforce. But will the manager’s dream—cleaning sewers without complaint—be the workers’ nightmare? Matt Beane, a faculty member at UC Santa Barbara’s Technology Management program…

This Robot Just Wants a Hug

I love hugs. Like, really love them. I’d choose a warm embrace over a cream cheese-smeared bagel, an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt binge, or a sale on scented candles. So you can bet I’m […]
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Even Food-Delivery Robots Can’t Escape Human Cruelty

Bullying is an epidemic. But children, celebrities, and public officials aren’t the only targets. Autonomous food-delivery robots are reportedly being abused, as well. Starship Technologies last week told Business Insider that folks are […]…