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Humanoid Robots Discovering Creative Concepts Through Social Interaction

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Psychologists and social scientists have been researching creativity in humans for several years, and it has gained the attention of artificial intelligence and robotics researchers as well. In this abstract, we discuss the emotional and conversational interface required for a humanoid robot to socially interact with children in order to learn new creative concepts. We briefly describe the approach we are taking to develop such a humanoid robot that can collaborate with children to discover creative concepts.



A study predicts smooth interaction between humans and robots

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With the rapid progress in robotics, it is anticipated that people will increasingly interact with so called social robots in the future. Despite the artificiality of robots, people seem to react to them socially and ascribe humane attributes to them. For instance, people may perceive different qualities -- such as knowledgeability, sociability, and likeability -- in robots based on how they look and/or behave. Previous surveys have been able to shed light on people's perceptions of social robots and their characteristics, but the very central question of what kind of automatic reactions social robots evoke in us humans has remained unanswered. Does interacting with a robot cause similar reactions as interacting with another human?


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New rule: From now on, all sporting events must begin with an official bringing the game ball to the referee via the magic of drone-style hoverboard vehicles. That can be the only conclusion after watching the absolutely insane demonstration recorded at the Portuguese Cup Final on Sunday, which started with a man riding on air, Green Goblin style, and landing delicately in front of a ref to deliver the game's soccer ball. It was what every sports event with a ball should have from this very moment on.


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Denver's LaMar's Donuts teamed up with Drone Dispatch -- from Austin, Texas -- to make this hungry tech-lover's dream become a reality and give the world a glimpse into the future of drone delivery. The drones delivered four boxes of LaMar's doughnuts to honor a tradition dating back to World War I when Salvation Army volunteers made doughnuts for soldiers. "We're doing it completely legal, we have very, very short deliveries from the drone where we have a safe takeoff location and the landing area is a Drone Dispatch team member who's receiving the box of doughnuts," CEO of Drone Dispatch, Chris Bonnet, told the AP. Amazon has been testing the delivery-by-drone method since 2016 when it made its first drone delivery of an Amazon Fire TV and a bag of popcorn in the United Kingdom.