Robotic News for 04/30/2013

We will be hosting our final April Robot Virtual Worlds Google hangout tonight at 6pm EST!

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How Would You Like Your Assistant — Human or Robotic?

– sciencedaily.com/rss/computers_math/robotics/

More than half of healthcare providers interviewed for a new study said that if they were offered an assistant, they preferred it to be a robotic helper rather than a human. However, they don’t want robots to help with everything.

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If you’ve been to the RoboGames, you’ve seen everything from flame-throwing battlebots to androids that play soccer. But robo-athletes are more than just performers. They’re a path to the future.

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Here’s a robot video that I found interesting: The learning tools, made by French company Aldebaran Robotics, are being used to teach children with autism about the subtleties of human communication and emotion and to bring them out of their shells in the classroom. NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reports. By AldebaranRobotics

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