Category Archives: Touching People

Robots touching people: stroking, hugging, lifting, rubbing, manipulating limbs, washing, etc.

Veebot, a Design for a Robot that can Draw Blood

Er is een robot in de maak, in de US bij Stanford in de buurt, genaamd Veebot, die in de toekomst het bloed prikken grotendeels moet gaan automatiseren en de verpleegkundige moet ondersteunen bij het proces. Het idee is dat … Continue reading

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CHRIS movie about robots cooperating with humans

A European Social Robotics project called CHRIS (Cooperative Human Robot Interaction Systems FP7 215805) has received its final review last april. They have also created a very nice video that summarizes their work: As the video shows, the work is … Continue reading

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Panasonic Presents 3 Care Robots at Tokyo’s HCRE

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Science Update: How Do People Respond to Being Touched by a Robot?

A very interesting, ‘social robotics’ study recently gave us all some nice resultats. Apparently people do not always appreciate being touched by a robot. Somewhat surprisingly the results from one of the experiments showed that it matters why the robot … Continue reading

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