January 26, 2012

Canadian Bot to Become More Human

University of Ottawa roboticist Emil Petriu and team are working on a robot that they hope will be more people-friendly. They plan to replace many of the robotic components, such as facial expressions, with more humanistic ones. The Canadian team will also try to make the hands more tactile and feel that the end result will be useful in the areas of nursing, maintenance and explosive device disposal. The video is partially in French and obviously this project still has a ways to go, but they certainly have a good start.

Via University of Ottowa

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at January 26, 2012 11:22 AM
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