Category Archives: Children

Kaspar, a news update about a robot for autistic children

A nice story was in the news today (Washington Examiner): Kaspar the friendly robot helps autistic kids. Ben Robins, a researcher who has already done a lot of work studying how robots might benefit children with autism, is quoted as … Continue reading

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PopSci article about robots and autism

There is a very interesting featured article on PopSci called The New Face of Autism Therapy. It highlights the use of a robot called Bandit that has been ‘designed to engage children with autism’. The reader comments are also interesting … Continue reading

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Fujitsu’s Robot Teddy Bear

A collection of movies. At CES 2011, look who’s there It’s Fujitsu’s Robot Teddy Bear! For about two years Fujitsu has been displaying this robot teddy bear at various tradeshows. They tell us it is ‘still in development’ or ‘in … Continue reading

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Paro and Nao in healthcare

A nice item was made by ´Radio Nederland Wereldomroep´ from our recordings with Paro and Nao in a group home for elderly people with dementia. Source: Robots om mee te lachen, huilen en knuffelen Published on: Oktober 25, 2010 – … Continue reading

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Social Robotics, a field of scientific study?

Is it possible to give a good definition of social robotics? Is it a field of scientific study or is it only a catch phrase for exciting robot stuff? If it is a field of study, can we identify what … Continue reading

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