CES 2014: Barobo robots teach children algebra

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 14, Barobo, Inc. showed the NSF their robot that helps teach children algebra in a completely new way. By taking algebra off the page and into the physical world, Barobo aims to inspire a new generation of mathematicians.

Science Nation - Gaze into my Eyes

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When it comes to communication, sometimes it's our body language that says the most - especially when it comes to our eyes. "It turns out that gaze tells us all sorts of things about attention, about mental states, about roles in conversations," says Bilge Mutlu, a computer scientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mutlu knows a thing or two about the psychology of body language. He bills himself as a human-computer interaction specialist. Support from the National Science Foundation...

Science Nation - Robotic Arms

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Who do you call if you need a little help with some of life's more complicated tasks...like building a car, performing surgery, or even diffusing a bomb? The people at Barrett Technologies in Cambridge, Massachusetts are always glad to lend a hand, or an arm, or both, as long as they're robotic. Barrett Technologies is on the cutting edge of developing and implementing robotic technology. We'll head to Cambridge to rub elbows with some of the company's creations, and see how support from the...

The influence of robot anthropomorphism on the feelings of embarrassment when interacting with robots

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Find out all about this study at: http://www.bartneck.de/publications/2010/influenceAnthropomorphismEmbara... Medical robots are expected to help with providing care in an aging society. The degree to which patients experience embarrassment in a medical examination might be influenced by the robots’ level of anthropomorphism. The results of our preliminary study show that young, healthy, Dutch university students were less embarrassed when interacting with a technical box than with a...

Robot Interaction Language (ROILA)

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This video summarizes the development of ROILA, a spoken language for robots. It is constructed to make it easy for humans to learn, but also easy for the robots to understand. ROILA is optimized for the robots’ automatic speech recognition and understanding. The video also includes a demonstration of the language with a real robot.

The Beauty of Science

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Our video depicts our opinion of why science is cool. The video reviews some of the projects we were able to participate in during our Intro to Engineering class.

UC San Diego's Einstein Robot Has 'Emotional Intelligence'

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Albert Einstein may have written his last scientific theory more than half a century ago, but he's still honing his emotional intelligence in a laboratory at the University of California, San Diego. Scientists at UC San Diego's California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) have equipped a robot modeled after the famed theoretical physicist with specialized software that allows it to interact with humans in a relatively natural, conversational way.

More is More 2: 4D Product Design for the Everyday (low res video)

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(Low resolution VIDEO ABSTRACT of this Event for slow download regions.)

Robust source-seeking hybrid controllers for nonholonomic vehicles (experiment)

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This video shows an experiment involving a mobile robot, an IR-camera vision system, and a wireless network. The robot queries the vision system for position information. The robot uses this position information to simulate a potential function in its environment. The hybrid controller uses these measurements in a coordination of vehicle steering and an optimization algorithm to drive the vehicle to the minimum of the function (shown as a blue 'x').

Space Week: Roving Mars, Part 1

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The creation and expectations of a Rover robot meant to explore Mars.With brilliant design and hard work, the Rover engineers create a robotic wonder to explore Mars.