Here we have the tragic tale of a family. A family who, with the best of intentions, purchased a robot meant to provide entertainment and companionship. But in the end, they would find only mild convenience and a high-pitched robotic voice that would ultimately tear their family apart.
NOAA tells me mermaids aren’t real, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make them real. Last month, Stanford University revealed the creation of OceanOne, a remote-controlled robot — a “robo-mermaid,” if you will — designed to act as a robotic avatar for underwater exploration.
Hanson Robotics, spearheaded by one Dr. David Hanson, are behind some of the most fascinating (and creepy) human-like robots in existence. Now, Hanson has mixed one part Audrey Hepburn with one part his own wife to create a new robot that seems rather excited about destroying humanity: Sophia.
Meet Nadine, a social robot designed by Professor Nadia Thalmann of Nanyang Technological University.
It was only about a week ago that BigDog wished everyone a Merry Christmas. But what does that four-legged Boston Dynamics autonomous robot have to show for it? Only tears.
BigDog is kind of creepy. But apparently even a creepy four-legged robot that sounds like a dying housefly can take a moment to celebrate the holidays. In the above video, Boston Dynamics shows off three – three! – of their quadruped BigDogs hauling what appears to be Mrs. Claus, wishing ...