Category Archives: humanoid

Join in our robot appearance study! We want you to join in our study on the appearance of robots that might assist us in the future! Just use this link: It should take around 15-20 minutes. This is part … Continue reading

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Play with our avatars!

Generate and simulate your own emotional avatar expressions! We’re delighted to announce that we’re sharing our Summer 2012 demo apps for collaboration. Our Social Robotics Applications and Demos page contains all you need to know for this. App specific info … Continue reading

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VmrV: I am very disappointed with you, go and do your homework right now!

Can’t face reprimanding your perfect children? Need to keep your working relationship with your underperforming-and-needs-to-be-told colleague? Know the feeling that needs to be communicated, but you’d rather be doing something else? Introducing Virtual Mr V, the perfect way to say … Continue reading

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Why a humanoid? (An HCI answer)

There are many successful human-machine interactions, interfaces and devices that don’t make a great deal of sense from the human-machine design perspective. Although it’s not necessary to go into the wonder and confusion that is a TV remote control, it’s … Continue reading

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The mysterious Mr V

Pictured on the left is proof that Mr V is of high pedegree – a Bioloid humanoid robot of Bioloid Premium Kit origin. But who is Mr V? For some bizarre reason our humanoid “robotic emoticon” was given a difficult Finnish name beginning … Continue reading

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MEDi fascinates kids so they block and forget stress and pain (NAO app)

 The University of Calgary’s (UoC) faculty of medicine work on MEDi the robot helps reduce anxiety of kids getting flu shots appears in the Calgary Herland. On one hand, this is just-another-fun-funded-experimental-research effort using NAO (a nao jaffer – nao I need to find … Continue reading

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