Robots 2007

Posted on January 12, 2008  Comments (0)

The Year in Robots:

Other robots helped us learn about ourselves. In November, University of California, San Diego, researchers reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA that “current robot technology is surprisingly close to achieving autonomous bonding and socialization with human toddlers for significant periods of time.” QRIO, another two-foot- (61-centimeter-) humanoid was placed in UC San Diego’s Early Childhood Education Center and programmed to wave, dance, sit and stand, among other functions. Children aged 18 to 24 months quickly warmed to the machine and began to treat it more like a peer than an object.

And some of our posts on robots from 2007: Robo-One Grand Championship in TokyoHumanoid RobotNSF Robotics ReportCarnegie Mellon Wins Urban Robot Auto Race

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