Loveable Just By Being There. Behind the Development of LOVOT, a Robot Designed to Make People Happy. A robot that is not exactly useful,but whose mere presence makes people happy. ─ I just got to hug a LOVOT. And was surprised at how the robot was slightly warm to the touch. Aadhaar is a disaster, says Dr Swamy Once enrolled, a Kalawati cannot surrender or cancel her Aadhaar. To retrieve her lost Aadhaar letter or number, the poor lady would have to go through a gruelling process of providing enough details about herself to match 10 fields in the UIDAI database! Get Moneylife's Top Stories by Email Prediction: Sex Robots Are The Most Disruptive Technology We Didn't See Coming Brick Dollbanger At first glance, Harmony looks a bit like a chatbot got trapped inside an anatomically correct, life-size Barbie. But on closer inspection, it’s hard to shake the feeling that sex robots have the potential to thoroughly disrupt how we interact with technology, as well as how we interact with each other–and whether some not-insignificant portion of the population will opt out of interacting with humans altogether. Robots have been taking our jobs outside of the home. They are on the verge of replacing humans as providers of many of our more personal needs, from domestic work to intimacy.
Aadhaar Act, 2016 The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other Subsidies, benefits and services) Act, 2016 is a money bill of the Parliament of India. It aims to provide legal backing to the Aadhaar unique identification number project. It was passed on 11 March 2016 by the Lok Sabha. Certain provisions of the Act came into force from 12 July 2016 and 12 September 2016. Will we ever have robot carers? - BBC Future Films like Robot and Frank and I, Robot, as well as animated television shows like The Jetsons, have portrayed a future where robotic servants undertake household chores, allowing families to spend more time together and for elderly people to remain independent for longer. A future of robotic carers is closer than we may realise. Robotic vacuum cleaners and lawn mowers are already available while there has been a massive uptake of assistive technologies for elder care in Japan. Middlesex University’s robot Pepper recently appeared before a parliamentary select committee in the UK to answers questions about the role of robots in education. Carer robots, on the other hand, are a relatively recent phenomenon. With people living longer there is a growing population of elderly people who will require assistance with their daily lives.
Nous jetterons Aadhaar à la poubelle: HN Ananth Kumar Entretien avec le secrétaire général national du BJP Bharatiya Janata Party’s national general-secretary H N Ananth Kumar, trying for a record sixth continuous term from the Bangalore South constituency, is in a tough battle against Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani. In an interview with Mahesh Kulkarni & Bibhu Ranjan Mishra, he says his basic opposition to Aadhaar is that citizenship of a country should be by determination and not by declaration. Edited excerpts: What is the mood among voters this time? There is a tremendous wave in favour of BJP in Bangalore. The BJP is going to win not only in all the three seats in Bangalore but it may also provide surprise results outside Bangalore in places like Chikkaballapur and Kolar.
What we can learn about robots from Japan - BBC Future When some engineers moved from making functional, industrial robots to humanoid robots that interacted with people, Japan’s particular history likely coloured how they were perceived. In 1649, the military rulers of Japan prohibited using technology to develop new weapons, to prevent the rise of new rivals, according to research by Cosima Wagner, a researcher at Freie Universität in Berlin. So artisans focused on more innocuous creations, such as mechanical dolls that performed in puppet theaters or served real tea in real teacups. When Japan finally opened up to foreign contact over two centuries later, those skilled toy developers led the way in adapting Western technology for more practical uses. In 1875, for instance, the doll-maker Tanaka Hisashige started Tanaka Seisakusho (Tanaka Engineering Works), Japan’s first mechanical engineering company; 64 years later, after a major merger, it became known by the more familiar name Toshiba. ‘Uncanny valley’
Le programme d'identification 'Adhaar' le plus sophistiqué au monde : Banque mondiale New Delhi, Mar 16 (Agencies) : India's largest biometric-based identification system Aadhaar on Thursday got a thumbs up from World Bank chief economist Paul Romer. The chief economist described it 'the most sophisticated ID programme in the world."The system in India is the most sophisticated that I've seen. It's the basis for all kinds of connections that involve things like financial transactions," Bloomberg quoted Paul Romer as saying. He went on to say that it would be better if world follows the same system.
The healing effects of a White 'Seal' CAMH has found an unlikely secret weapon in treating depression and dementia, and it comes in the form of a fluffy, white seal named Paro. The robotic seal bleats, stretches and cranes its neck in response to a client’s touch, and is proving as effective as pet therapy in treating clients in the geriatric mental health program. “We’re already finding that, for some difficult cases of depression, this could be a catalyst that helps people move on and get back to their healthy state,” says Dr.
Robots that teach autistic kids social skills could help them develop About 1 in every 160 children globally has autism spectrum disorder. In the US, the rate is nearly triple, likely due to diagnostic and reporting differences. The developmental disability is often characterized by social, emotional, and communication challenges. It is not something that can be cured, but early interventions, like speech and behavioral therapy, can improve a child’s development. But such human-based interventions can often be expensive or time intensive; many children on the spectrum are recommended to have 20 hours of therapy a week. Traditional one-size-fits-all technology interventions can also be difficult to design; symptoms and behavioral patterns vary widely among affected individuals.
UIDAI: Aadhaar une `` fraude '', l'examinera s'il est voté au pouvoir: BJP BANGALORE: The BJP on Tuesday said it would review the Aadhaar programme if it comes to power at the Centre and demanded a CBI probe into the scheme, alleging it regularized illegal stay of migrants in India. Questioning the UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani’s claims on Aadhaar’s achievements, BJP national spokeswoman Meenakshi Lekhi termed the programme as a “fraud” perpetrated on the people of the country while seeking the probe. “This is a dangerous programme to regularize the illegal stay of migrants in the country. Is Bharat Mata so open to illegal migrants? The Aadhaar is also in contravention of Supreme Court directives.
Intuition Robotics Raises $36M Series B Emotionless robots have stormed factories, farms, and fulfillment centers. Evil robots live rent-free in the brains of filmmakers and sci-fi writers. Where are all the Mr. Rogers robots? They're already here... ...but aren't in many homes. On the Novelty Effect in Human-Robot Interaction In this episode, we take a closer look at the effect of novelty in human-robot interaction. Novelty is the quality of being new or unusual. The typical view is that while something is new, or “a novelty”, it will initially make us behave differently than we would normally. But over time, as the novelty wears off, we will likely return to our regular behaviors. For example, a new robot may cause a person to behave differently initially, as its introduced into the person’s life, but after some time, the robot won’t be as exciting, novel and motivating, and the person might return to their previous behavioral patterns, interacting less with the robot.
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