Roboy is a messenger of a new generation of robots that will be friendly and interact with people. It aims to promote a positive message about the possibilities of human/robot interactivity. The robot is in development; and has a skeletal-like body with arms, legs, spine and head. The robot has been crowd-funded and is being put together in less than a year. By March the research team hope to have completed Roboy and given him the possibility of riding a tricycle. The key architect of the project, Professor Rolf Pfeifer talks to Click about the development of Roboy.
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Smart phones are increasingly touch-screen based. They are not yet ubiquitous. But as well as those who are never going to be able to afford to buy such a phone, spare a thought for the visually impaired who will never find them useful. That was the idea that drove Sumit Dagar to bring together a team to develop a braille smart phone for people with visual impairments. Sumit Dagar joins Click to discuss the challenge of creating such a phone.
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