The Haptic Creature – robot rabbit talks with touch

The Haptic Creature - robot rabbitIn an effort to deepen the experience of humans interacting with robots, Steve Yohanan has been concentrating on the largely-neglected fifth sense of touch. The Haptic Creature is a robot rabbit that only communicates through a haptic interface – in other words, it responds to touch with movement. [image borrowed from NewScientist article]

Yohanan and others believe that haptics are a faster route to creating an emotional response … I wonder if the guys at Ai Robotics have included haptics in their soon-to-be-launched “Perfect Woman” robots?

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