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Comments on Huggable Robotic Bear Companion From MIT
The lovable robot bear from Spielberg's A.I. is getting much closer, thanks to efforts of researchers at MIT. (Read the complete story)

"In Anne McCaffrey's book The Rowan, the Rowan was given a teddy bear complete with sensors, cameras, and feedback to monitor the child during all hours of the day. It was meant as a psychological/mental/comfort all in one device."
(Brandon 8/2/2006 9:48:25 AM)
"Brandon - Great reference - I've added it under Purza the Pukha. Since the Huggable robot is really not capable of walking around, Purza is probably an even closer reference."
(Bill Christensen 8/2/2006 12:35:16 PM)
"Just ran across this nanny cam bear for the nursery **The Spy Eye UC1300 comes with a receiver that connects easily to a TV, VCR, computer or DVR for recording. The camera in the bear is AC or battery operable and fit neatly inside the bear for total undetected surveillance. This system comes with all of the necessary wiring and power adapters…Equipped with 8 infrared LEDs, you can see what the bear sees in almost complete darkness without the need for an external light source (up to 8 feet away).** "
(Bill 8/4/2006 8:19:44 PM)
"The Robotics & Multibody Mechanics research group (R&MM) , a research group within the department Mechanical Engineering (MECH) , which is a subpart of the faculty Engineering (IR) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) , has started with the ANTY project. The R&MM research group will take care of the mechanical part of the robot ANTY. In this multidisciplinair research topic the department Electronics and Informatics (ETRO) will focus on the aspects of vision and hearing and speech. http://anty.vub.ac.be/"
(HERMANS IVAN 8/8/2006 2:00:23 AM)
"u guys blew my mind,keep it up "
(ibk  8/10/2006 1:05:01 AM)
"the 'mov' file on http://robotic.media.mit.edu/projects/theHuggable.html seems empty (it plays but nothing to see). I find this to be a very interesting research project and I'd love to see the bear move! :) Maybe you should dubbelcheck the file"
(Jarno 8/10/2006 2:13:18 AM)
"Ok, got the right quicktime-version, sorry for my previous comment.. :)"
(Jarno 8/10/2006 3:06:47 AM)
"how much are they"
( 8/10/2006 11:27:47 PM)
"According to the MIT site and articles, these robots are prototypes and are therefore not for sale. The first markets will probably be professional settings like hospitals and long-term care facilities. Price always depends on the number of units sold - if the idea catches on, they probably won't cost more than an iPod."
(Bill 8/11/2006 4:49:32 PM)
"In Japan, as one would expect, there's been a lot of work on toy robots. Some of them are marketed at least in part to the elderly for companionship purposes. Business Design Laboratory: http://www.business-design.co.jp/en/product/index.html you have the ifbot for 495,000 yen, and Hello Kitty ROBO for 450,000 yen. Takara Tomy: http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/yumel/ has "Healing Partner" toys - Yumel/Yumeru and Nerul/Neruru. The base price is a much more affordable 8,925 yen, though they're less sophisticated toys. "
(cf 8/15/2006 10:03:15 PM)
"Is there anywhere these bears are in use (hospital??) if so contact me at rhymesa@cbsnews.com"
(Alturo 11/17/2006 11:22:52 AM)

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