Avatars and Social User Interfaces

How do we talk to our machines in the 21st century? From typing to swiping, 20th century interfaces translated the world of switches, gears and punch cards into a language that anyone, from the smallest toddler, could speak. In the 21st century, the graphical user interface is gaving way to a social user interface. We … Continue reading Avatars and Social User Interfaces

The Uncanny Valley at IROS

For me, the highlight of IROS was the Uncanny Valley special session, although the sheer size of the IROS conference and the parallel iRex industrial and service robot expo also gave much food for thought. In particular, the new coworking robots from Kawada and ABB look very interesting, but it’s clear that it still … Continue reading The Uncanny Valley at IROS