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This autonomous spray-painting drone is a 21st-century tagger’s dream

By | disney research, drones, Gadgets, Hardware, Robotics, TC

Whenever I see an overpass or billboard that’s been tagged, I worry about the tagger and the danger they exposed themselves to in order to get that cherry spot. Perhaps this spray paint-toting drone developed by ETH Zurich and Disney Research will take some of the danger out of the hobby. It could also be used for murals and stuff, I guess.

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Robot posture and movement style affects how humans interact with them

By | Artificial Intelligence, disney research, Gadgets, Hardware, Robot Human Interaction, Robotics, robots, Science

It seems obvious that the way a robot moves would affect how people interact with it, and whether they consider it easy or safe to be near. But what poses and movement types specifically are reassuring or alarming? Disney Research looked into a few of the possibilities of how a robot might approach a simple interaction with a nearby human.

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