Friday, February 24, 2006

Anty, Autonomous Huggy Robot

From Vrije Universiteit Brussel Robotics & MultiBody Mechanics Research Group, comes an intelligent huggy robot for hospitalized children.

From the Anty website:
"Anty is more than just a toy, it is a intelligent and living huggy, having a personality of its own. Anty uses sensors for vision, audio and touch to interact with the children. By means of artificial intelligence, Anty is capable of understanding and expressing emotions."

Sounds like the rubber dinosaur from Ugobe?

But this is no dinosaur! It's a ... well, it's a... huggy robot!

It is more like Dr. Takanori Shibata's huggy baby seal, Paro.

via we make money not art: Huggy robot for hospitalised children



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the Huggy the blode or the green thing?

8:00 PM, February 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, that's 'blonde' not 'blode'.

8:01 PM, February 26, 2006  
Blogger Prospector said...

The green thing is the robot.
The girl is embracing technology.

10:48 AM, February 27, 2006  

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