humanoid robot

  • PepperHealth can detect vitals and send out an emergency alert for elders in trouble

    PepperHealth can detect vitals and send out an emergency alert for elders in trouble

    Pepper, the humanoid robot, is coming up with all sorts of ways to serve its human overlords, including in eldercare. The little rolling robot took to the stage at the Disrupt SF Hackathon today to show how it could help our aging parents, should they fall and not be able to get up. According to PepperHealth creators Ethan Fan and Angelo Hizon – both Battlefield NY 2015 veterans for… Read More

  • If you’re flying via Haneda Airport, you can now ask this robot for directions

    If you’re flying via Haneda Airport, you can now ask this robot for directions

    Robots are friends! Or at least, at Haneda Airport if you see one of the little buddies above, you can feel confident approaching it and ask it for help. The Hitachi EMIEW3 humanoid robot begins its first proof-of-concept tests at the major international airport in Tokyo today, opening in Passenger Terminal 2 and providing helpful info to travellers in both English and Japanese. The EMIEW3 is… Read More

  • Hitachi's new humanoid robot distinguishes voices

    Hitachi showcased the latest version of EMIEW2, their two-wheeled robot, at the Hitachi uValue Convention 2008 [JP], the company’s annual private exhibition. EMIEW2’s biggest selling point is an array of 14 microphones integrated into its head. The robot is able to tell the difference between three human voices simultaneously. Hitachi developed a voice recognition technology that… Read More