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by   -   October 14, 2015

Roberto_Pierraccini_JiboFinding the right approach to automatic speech recognition (ASR) has been a critical step in Jibo’s design: get it right and the experience will be great; get it wrong, and it could really take away from the interactions Jibo’s owners have with him. In this interview, Jibo’s Head of Advanced Conversational Technologies Roberto Pieraccini talks about the direction the company’s engineering team has taken with ASR.

by   -   September 22, 2015

roboswarm1bVirtual assistants are setting the bar for the kind of user experience people will expect from the social robots of tomorrow.

by   -   July 10, 2015
Alan Turing animatronic robot. Source: Skolkovo
Alan Turing animatronic robot. Source: Skolkovo

Tho startups from the robotics cluster at Skolkovo — Nanosemantics and Lexy — teamed up with the Russian Neurobotics, to recreate a robotic version of the British computer science pioneer Alan Turing. The robot, which recognizes natural speech and has nine degrees of freedom for its facial animatronics, made its debut at the 2015 Startup Village event Skolkovo’s Hypercube last month. Check out the video of Alan interacting with the public. 

by   -   January 21, 2015
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Pepper robot, by Aldebaran.

Social Robotics: The UX of Natural Language

A very smart and snotty journalist told me that he had spoken with Aldebaran’s Pepper system when he was in Boston. Much to his chagrin, the robot didn’t reply when the journalist spoke to it. “It didn’t understand a word I was saying,” said the journalist. “It simply doesn’t work.” The only word it understood, he said, was “sushi” at which point I realized that he was speaking with the system in English, but the robot was programmed to understand Japanese. 

by   -   November 14, 2014

amazon-echoAmazon, the largest online retailer and Internet company in the USA, sells media, data, software, video games, electronics, food, toys, clothes, furniture, and jewelry. It is a big provider of cloud computing services. The company also produces readers, tablets, TVs and phones. And now Amazon sells a little robot named Echo. This little genie-in-the-bottle is summoned with the word “Alexa.”  Let’s see what kind of genie it might be.

by   -   March 6, 2013

This article looks at the arrival of systems such as Siri, Google Now, and Watson and claims that these systems are the search engines of the next decade because they mine intimate data.  Since they integrate search they will replace search, as well as a host of other interface and information retrieval functions.  This offers an outline to both the personal benefits and privacy risks.





Working with EOD personnel
November 29, 2013


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