Robots like AIBO can provide companionship to humans, and in some instances humans may even develop a strong emotional attachment to them.
Robots are becoming more common in our lives. And while they may not have "feelings", perhaps the way we treat them reflects more on our character than we previously thought.
Many of the most advanced robots are inspired by nature.
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Boston Dynamic's robots are inspired by nature for good reason.
Starting with two simple sheepdog rules, the robot then began to display new, unprogrammed behaviour.
Day of the tentacle.
A new robotic tentacle has the potential to revolutionise keyhole surgery.
Animal-based therapies have a positive effect but having them visit nursing homes has a number of drawbacks.
Late-stage dementia is characterised by increasing agitation that can be distressing for the person with the illness and their carers. So, researchers are investigating whether robots disguised as animals…