FG in the Media

In early 2008, a Google search for "Feelix Growing" returns more than 4,000 pages! Below is a short selection of some of the feature stories.


In English:


Feelix Growing @ Wikipedia: Wikipedia entry for Feelix Growing

Feelix Growing is a research project that is working to design robots that can detect and respond to human emotional cues.
Read More on Wikipedia...

Feelix Growing @ CNet: Robots get friendly with humans

Also on show at the Science Museum was Erwin (emotional robot with intelligent networks), a robot aimed at putting a face to robotics. Developed by the computer science department at the University of Hertfordshire, Erwin is able to play a version of peek-a-boo. Here it's the brown tubes that form a frown as the robot's camera can't detect a human face.
24.02.09 | Read More on CNet...

Feelix Growing @ NewScientist: Sociable robots learn to get along with humans

Robots are not yet ready to mingle freely with humans, but engineers are bringing that day closer by teaching them social tricks used by humans and even chimps. Robots using those strategies met the public at the Science Museum in London this week.
23.02.09 | Read More on NewScientist...

Feelix Growing @ Cordis News: Chimp study highlights importance of emotional care in childhood

Orphaned chimpanzees given special 'mothering' care by humans are
happier and smarter than chimps raised in a more institutional setting
that takes care of their physical needs but largely neglects their
emotional development.
02.02.09 | Read More on Cordis News...

Feelix Growing @ DiscoveryChannel: Robots tune in to human emotions: researchers

Some say a smile (as well as a picture) is worth a thousand words. This just might be true indeed for a group of researchers involved in a groundbreaking project
29.07.08 | Read More on DiscoveryChannel...

Feelix Growing @ ICT: Emotional robots in the spotlight

A robot with empathy sounds like the stuff of sci-fi movies, but with the aid of neural networks European researchers are developing robots in tune with our emotions.
17.07.08 | Read More on ICT...

Feelix Growing @ NewScientistTech: Humanoid robot finds learning child's play

Could a robot learn its tasks as easily and as naturally as a child? Sylvain Calinon and his colleagues at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne think so.
20.12.07 | Read More on NewScientistTech...

Feelix Growing @ CNN: Intelligent playgrounds

Pick me! Pick me! The weakest children may no longer be left out of playground games. New technology may help to put kids on a more level playing field, which may in turn motivate them to learn and encourage competitiveness
26.09.07 | Read More on CNN...

Feelix Growing @ NewScientist: Computer game shifts up a gear if kids act bored

Throw out your Xbox, young couch potato! Active electronic games that can alter themselves to hold players' interest are on the way from the University of Southern Denmark in Odense.
24.09.07 | Read More on NewScientist...

Feelix Growing @ Discovery Channel: Daily Planet - Robots of emotion

A robot created with emotions could possess a sense of self-worth, in a way, like real folk...
24.04.07 | Watch it on Discovery Channel...

Feelix Growing @ Channel 4 News: Scientists create 'emotional' robot

Robots that bond like human children and display emotion are being developed at a British university.
19.03.07 | Read More on Channel 4 News...

Feelix Growing @ The Independent: Scientists develop emotional robots that bond with humans

Robots that bond like human children and display emotion are being developed at a British university.
19.03.07 | Read More on The Independent...

Feelix Growing @ Daily Mail: University develop robot that can bond with humans

A British university is developing a robot that can bond like a human child and display emotion.
18.03.07 | Read More on Daily Mail...

Feelix Growing @ British Satellite News: Teaching Human Emotions To Robots

Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have been working on robots and mechanical movement designs- and progressing with making the machines “feel” emotions.
16.03.07 | Watch it on BSN...

Feelix Growing @ The Times: Robo-doc’s on call today

From cleaning wards to monitoring patients, are we ready for automatons in healthcare?
03.03.07 | Read More on The Times...

Feelix Growing @ CORDIS: EU project to develop emotionally aware robots

Designing emotionally aware robots which are able to interact with humans in everyday settings and develop emotionally in response to their owner's needs is the aim of a new EU-funded project.
01.03.07 | Read more on CORDIS...

Feelix Growing @ BBC Radio 4: I-robot

Robots with emotions? A far-fetched plot from a Will Smith movie or a future reality?
01.03.07 | Listen to it on BBC Radio 4...

Feelix Growing @ BBC News: Emotion robots learn from people

Making robots that interact with people emotionally is the goal of a European project led by British scientists.
23.02.07 | Read More on BBC...

Feelix Growing @ Gizmodo: Feelix Growing Project Looking to Build Robots with Attitude

Consisting of international psychologists, neuroscientists, and roboticists, the Feelix Growing project is a team of braniacs hoping to build robots with human emotions that can adapt and respond to our needs depending on our interactions with them.
23.02.07 | Read more on Gizmodo...

Feelix Growing @ Wired: Robotic Therapy Tiles: Playing Your Way to Health

Patients recovering from surgery or injuries may soon be able to physically play their way to a full recovery with intelligent robotic systems that generate specialized games to challenge the human body's abilities.
10.02.07 | Read More on Wired...


In French:


Feelix Growing @ La Tribune: Quand l'émotion gagne les robots

Sentir, ressentir, afficher des émotions. Les robots de demain seront-ils en mesure d'adopter des comportements qui relèvent du registre émotif ? Probablement.
19.12.07 | See attachment below

Feelix Growing @ Les echos: Les robots doivent apprendre l'émotion pour mieux nous servir

05.04.07 | Read more on Les echos...

Feelix Growing @ Atelier: Les robots pourront eux aussi ressentir des émotions

Et si le mythe de l'androïde quasi-humain se réalisait?
09.03.07 | Read more on Atelier...

Feelix Growing @ News.fr: Des robots en empathie avec les hommes

C’est un projet européen qui implique plusieurs centres de recherche, notamment en France. Des chercheurs vont tenter de développer des androïdes qui adoptent des comportements émotifs face aux humains.
02.03.07 | Read more on News.fr

Feelix Growing @ Le Monde: Les robots apprennent les émotions humaines

Des automates capables de détecter et d'exprimer des affects sont en gestation dans les laboratoires. Bruxelles vient de lancer un programme de recherche. Petite scène de la vie quotidienne.
23.06.07 | Read More on Le Monde...


In Greek:


Feelix Growing @ Imerisia: Ερχεται νέα γενιά ρομπότ με... γέλια και κλάματα!

Στη δημιουργία ρομπότ που θα διαθέτουν συναισθήματα, τα οποία θα αναπτύξουν κατά την αλληλεπίδρασή τους με τους ανθρώπους, προκειμένου να μπορούν να τους βοηθήσουν στην καθημερινή τους ζωή στο εγγύς μέλλον προχωράει ομάδα Eυρωπαίων ερευνητών.
Read more on Imerisia...

Feelix Growing @ Technews: Ερχεται νέα γενιά ρομπότ με... γέλια και κλάματα!

Με την ολοκλήρωση του πανευρωπαϊκού ερευνητικού προγράμματος, που καθοδηγείται από ομάδα Βρετανών επιστημόνων και διεξάγεται σε οκτώ διαφορετικούς χώρους έρευνας στην Ευρώπη, αναμένεται η «προσθήκη» αισθημάτων στα ρομπότ.
Το Feelix Growing Project στοχεύει στη σχεδίαση και την κατασκευή μιας σειράς ρομπότ, τα οποία θα μπορούν να έρχονται σε συναισθηματική επαφή με τους ανθρώπους, ουσιαστικά θα προσαρμόζουν τη συμπεριφορά τους ανάλογα με τη συναισθηματική κατάσταση του αφεντικού τους.
Read more on Technews...

Feelix Growing @ ChiosNews: Προς νέα γενιά ρομπότ που θα διαθέτουν συναισθήματα!

Στη δημιουργία ρομπότ που θα διαθέτουν συναισθήματα, τα οποία θα αναπτύξουν κατά την αλληλεπίδρασή τους με τους ανθρώπους, προκειμένου να μπορούν να τους βοηθήσουν στην καθημερινή τους ζωή στο εγγύς μέλλον προχωράει ομάδα ευρωπαίων ερευνητών.
Read more on Chiosnews...

Feelix Growing @ Kathimerini: Ρομπότ με συναισθήματα - Πρωτοποριακό πρόγραμμα από το Εργαστήριο Πολυμέσων του ΕΜΠ

Είναι απόγευμα και μόλις έχετε επιστρέψει από τη δουλειά: στην πόρτα σάς υποδέχεται η ρομποτική σκούπα που μόλις ολοκλήρωσε την καθαριότητα του σπιτιού. Τα ηλεκτρονικά της «μάτια» κυριολεκτικά παρακολουθούν τις αντιδράσεις σας, την ώρα που σας ακολουθεί από δωμάτιο σε δωμάτιο. Σε γενικές γραμμές, είστε ικανοποιημένος, κάτι που το μηχάνημα καταλαβαίνει από το χαμόγελό σας. Ξαφνικά όμως παρατηρείτε πως σε κάποιο χαλί έχουν παραμείνει λεκέδες· από τα συνοφρυωμένα μάτια και την αυστηρή χροιά της φωνής σας, το ρομπότ αντιλαμβάνεται ότι θα πρέπει να το καθαρίσει ξανά, με ακόμη μεγαλύτερη προσοχή. Και αντιδρά με ήχους που δείχνουν πως αναγνώρισε την απογοήτευσή σας!...
Read more on Kathimerini...



In Italian:


Feelix Growing @ La Stampa: Lola Canamero Dell'Universita' Di Hertfordshire: Con I Nuovi Software Impareranno La Differenza Tra Bene e Male

Pronti alla love story robotica? Parte il programma europeo: le macchine impareranno i sentimenti
21.03.07 | Read More on La Stampa...



In Spanish:


Feelix Growing @ SmartPlanet: Programando las emociones

Clip de la emisión 418 de REDES: Eduard Punset entrevista a Lola Cañamero.
17.04.07 | Watch it on YouTube...

Feelix Growing @ El Pais: ¿Qué sienten las máquinas?

Ahora saben hacer la guerra, pero en el futuro sabrán hacer la casa, cuidar a niños y ancianos y acompañar a los solitarios. Los robots de porvenir sabrán reconocer las emociones humanas e interactuar con ellas.
04.03.07 | Read More on El Pais...

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