Human-Robot Interaction

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How perfect is too perfect?

Research reveals robot flaws are key to interacting with humans. Humans are less likely to form successful working relationships with interactive robots if they are programmed to be too perfect. Interactive or ‘companion’ robots are increasingly used to support caregivers for elderly people and for children with autism, Asperger...

Robots attend Europe’s largest tech conference

3D-printed robots from the University of Lincoln, UK, have taken their first overseas trip to attend Europe’s largest annual technology event in Dublin. Web Summit, which runs from 4th to 6th November 2014, has been called ‘the best technology conference on the planet’. MARC (Multi-Actuated Robotic Companion) and TAMMIE...

Past and present will wow public at air show

Visitors to this year’s RAF Waddington International Air Show can meet a 3D-printed robot and listen to the sound of an insect that lived 165 million years ago. Created by Dr John Murray from the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln, UK, MARC – Multi-Actuated Robotic...