CQR co-founder Sebastian Conran talks us through the ‘engineering of the user-experience’ for CQR's MiRo as an example of a new kind of robotic device.Read More
Must-know robotics news, updates and trends.
Since MIRO was launched into the market place, the team at Consequential Labs has been working tirelessly (well…) to keep the software updated, ironing out bugs as they have been reported and adding a little additional functionality here and there. Dr Ben Mitchinson (or Mitch as we like to call him here) talks about software update 171012 and the many things that team CqR Labs have been busy working on.Read More
Meet Boris Mocialov, a PhD student at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics which is led by Heriot-Watt University. Boris has a background in computer science and software engineering and got into robotics through an interest in artificial intelligence. He works on grounding the semantics of sign languages in a task. Most recently, he has been working on the recognition of sign languages.Read More
Many Japanese robot builders have been drawn to the humanoid model with Honda’s Asimo often specifically demonstrated in the ‘robot butler’ role. Asimo is not available in the shops, but Pepper, the humanoid robot developed by Softbank, has been sold to many Japanese homes.Read More
This week we caught up with Joseph Daly, a PhD student based at Bristol Robotics Laboratory. Joe has a background in psychology, which initially sounds unrelated to robotics, but is becoming increasingly relevant as robots start to share spaces with human beings. Most recently, he looked at people’s willingness to help a robot in need depending on its emotional behaviour.Read More
Tony Prescott, the Director of Sheffield Robotics shares his thoughts on robot companions, real and imagined, focusing on some of the best known screen robots of all time, those of the Star Wars film series—C-3PO, R2-D2 and most recently BB-8. What do these iconic droids tell us about our future relationships with robots?Read More