October 1, 2008

Europe Works on Robotics Quietly

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Europe, like the U.S., usually prefers their robots to look like machines while the Japanese are comfortable with humanoid shaped bots because the Shinto religion believes that machines can have souls, according to robotics researcher Bruno Siciliano. As examples of some of the humanoid bots in Europe, check out those made at the Robotics Lab at the University Carlos III of Madrid like Maggie, a robot built to study human robot interaction, intelligence, and autonomy.

Via Physorg

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 1, 2008 8:30 PM
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