In vitro biological neural networks (BNNs) embodied in robots exhibit a wide range of complex behaviors, including supervised and unsupervised learning, memory, object tracking, obstacle avoidance, and the ability to play simple games.
QT, a newly developed social robot, is successful at helping children with learning disabilities stay focused on their school work. Researchers say the robot makes positive contributions to the classroom and learning environment for those with learning disabilities.
A new robotic system can learn directly from human interaction videos and generalize the information at the task being completed. This makes the robot well suited to learn household chores effectively and efficiently.
The benefits of animal therapy for memory and mental health are well documented. Some agencies are using realistic robotic pets as a therapeutic tool for memory care in older adults. Now, researchers have developed a new protocol for the use of robotic animals to aid in memory care.