Dr Cynthia Breazeal & Professor Brian Scassellati on Social Robotics and exactly what Social Robots could achieve!

Dr Cynthia Breazeal from MIT is a specialist in social robotics and her 2008 presentation at the Singularity Summit below gives an informed and accessible summary of developments in sociable robotics.

Professor Brian Scassellati from Yale has recently gained funding for a 5 year  $10 million multi-university (U.S.) effort towards building socially assistive robots.

The last outstanding video shows just what can actually be achieved with a sociably haptic robot mock-up from Assistive Technology Partners at the University of Colorado. These haptic and socially equipped robotic companions could provide a plethora of meaningful interaction and assistance from childhood to old age?

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