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

A robot is under development, in the US near Stanford. It is named Veebot and will automate the proces of drawing blood and assist the person in charge of the process. The idea is that less mistakes will be made, … 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

Bron: NTDTV Last week the Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition was held in Tokyo. On it Panasonic demonstrated three interesting and (rather) new products: A Hair-Washing Robot A Bed-Chair ‘Transformer’ A Telepresence Robot, HOSPI-Rimo The video provides good info, both … Continue reading

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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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