Aldebaran Robotics introduces Companion Robot, Pepper, a robot that can sense and show emotions. Pepper is programmed to recognize human emotions from facial expressions, body language combined with your chosen words and can react accordingly.
Aldebaran has expressed its intent to share their source code for programming NAO with the programming community. Robot NAO is very popular with universities and has become an innovative tool in teaching about robotics.
CoWriter is a system developed by researchers from EPFL to help children improve their handwriting skills by using a robot which makes it possible for them to learn in a more positive environment.
PLANTOID is a robotics project with the aim to design and build a new generation of robotics hardware and software technologies inspired by plants.
From jan 3rd till jan 5th, 2014 the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay will have it's yearly "Techfest" festival. It is Asia's largest science and technology festival and has become a great place for anyone related to robotics to find out what has been achieved in the past year.
As of today, The RoboCup 2013 games have officially started. Teams from all over the world show their latest robot and have them compete against each other.
In July, the Henn-na Hotel in the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Japan will open with most of the staff being robots