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
Read about Consequential Robotics point of view on the latest robotics news, updates and trends. Learn more about the future of social robots and the impact they have on the quality of life as people age. Our writers will share robotics research ideas and challenges to the robotics community.
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