Robot Named Pepper Is Emotionally Aware Empathetic and Available

Robot Named Pepper Is Emotionally Aware Empathetic and Available

A new robot–the first of its kind–is about to hit the market. Aldebaran, a French company specializing in robotics, has partnered with Softbank to create a first-in-class, emotionally aware and empathetic robot named Pepper. With a helping hand from Foxconn on the manufacturing side, the companies are opening completely new ground on two fields: artificial […]

Could Your Job Be Taken by a Robot?

Could Your Job Be Taken by a Robot?

Humanity is not headed into an I, Robot universe yet, but mankind has already seen the obsolescence of several of its previous vocations with the inception of some of its own inventions. The advent of more sophisticated technology is about to lead to yet another job crush. Travel agents, telegraph operators and check writers of the past can get ready to […]

Victor the Emotional Scrabble Playing Robot [Video]

Victor the Emotional Scrabble Playing Robot [Video]

Victor has spent the last year and a half playing scrabble in the computer science lounge at Carnegie Mellon University. While the robot is full of trash talk, he is actually a fairly poor scrabble player. Victor was developed by Professor Reid Simmons back in 2009 in a quest to determine how robots might be […]