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Nadine: the emotional robot receptionist
BBC World Service, 31 Dec 2015 and online

There have been some big advances in the field of robotic technology. And here's one: a humanoid robot receptionist called Nadine. Developed by scientists at Singapore's NTU, Nadine is said to have her own personality, mood and emotions. And she is apparently a life-life copy of her creator Professor Nadia Thalmann. The radio clip features an live interview with Prof Thalmann on what applications social robots will have for the future.

Don't Give This Robot Attitude, She'll Throw It Right Back At You
Fortune, 31 Dec 2015

“Nadine” is a prime example of how robots are becoming more lifelike. Robots that can help out around the house haven’t evolved much past mowing the lawn or vacuuming the floor yet. But a new robot that can crack jokes, call for help, and read your mood is now working behind the counter as a receptionist in Singapore. Researchers at NTU presented their latest humanoid robot named Nadine earlier this month. It’s built to act like a companion by answering questions in a more personalized way than automated smartphone assistants like Siri and Cortana. “Nadine is aware of the environment,” says Nadia Thalmann, a computer engineering professor and director of the Institute for Media Innovation at NTU. “Depending on what you say she can be more mad or more pleasant.”

Nadine – a lifelike robot engineered to look similar to her creator by Singapore university
The Times Gazette, 31 Dec 2015

Nadine is a social robot created by NTU Singapore and powered by intelligent software similar to Siri or Cortana. In the future, it is expected that Nadine can be a great companion or personal assistant to the young as well as the elderly. You can see a real conversation between Nadia Thalmann, a professor at NTU who created Nadine, and Nadine herself.

NTU Singapore Researchers develop Humanoid Robot Nadine
Northern Californian, 31 Dec 2015

Nadine- latest humanoid receptionist at NTU in Singapore could be considered as the rise of advanced social robots. She is truly a humanoid, as whether it is remembering your names, your previous conversations, greeting you with smile, shaking hand with you, she can do all. Prof Nadia Thalmann has developed Nadine, which is powered by intelligent software similar to Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana.

Humanoid Doppelganger Robot Nadine Gives People The Jitters
Utah People’s Post, 31 Dec 2015

The latest social robot to make waves and headlines is Nadine, one that was created in the likeness of Prof Nadia Thalmann from NTU Singapore. The Professor, the robot’s creator, has programmed Nadine with intelligent “assistant” software, much like Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana. But more than being an intelligent personal assistant, Nadine can also express a range of emotions and moods. However, the controversy isn’t so much related to the human-like appearance of such robots, but to the ethical and moral questions that rise about the way these robots will be used. For instance, how about encouraging an elderly person to share their personal concerns with a robot with a human face?

Chee Chew’s take on Nadine, the companion robot
The Straits Times, 31 Dec 2015

In a comic drawn by Chee Chew in the Straits Times, Nadine is portrayed as having a range of emotions, able to respond to a compliment with a smile and gets upset when insulted.

Nadine: Singapore university creates lifelike robot modelled to look like her creator
ABC News, 31 Dec 2015
A university in Singapore has developed a humanoid robot named Nadine, which looks and feels like a human and has its own personality and emotions. Nadine, a receptionist at NTU, was modelled to look like Swiss professor Nadia Thalmann, who led the robot's development. The robot is intended to be a "social companion" or personal assistant. "This is somewhat like a real companion that is always with you and conscious of what is happening," Professor Thalmann said. The software used to create Nadine could also be made virtual to appear on a television or computer screen, to make a low-cost social companion.

University unveils human looking robot
Sky news, 31 Dec 2015

Singapore's NTU has published footage of Nadine, a robot which closely resembles a human, holding a conversation with Nadia Thalmann, a Swiss computer scientist. Thalmann, a visiting professor at the university, led the team who developed Nadine.

Meet Nadine, a humanoid social robot created by NTU
e27, 31 Dec 2015

Deep in the labs of NTU, Prof Nadia Thalmann has created a robot in her own image — “Nadine”. The robot was unveiled yesterday by NTU’s Institute for Media Innovation. The robot, with her soft skin and brunette hair, not only looks and feels like an actual human being but is capable of remembering people’s faces and past conversations. While she may look highly advanced, the robot is not actually sentient (yet). she is powered by an intelligent software similar to Apple’s Siri. Another humanoid robot, Expressions Display and Gesturing Avatar Robot (EDGAR), was also showcased yesterday. However, unlike Nadine, EDGAR only serves as a physical avatar for humans. The version that was unveiled yesterday is actually the second iteration of EDGAR, dubbed EDGAR 2, which is more independent.

Rise Of The 'Social' Robots: NTU Singapore Unveils Nadine, The Chatty Receptionist
Forbes, 31 Dec 2015

Like it or not, humanoid robots are already among us. Actually, they’ve been around for a while: Turkish scholar Al-Jazari seems to have built a drink-serving waitress that could serve water, and other ‘automatons’, as early as 1200 A.D and there’s evidence that Greek and Chinese thinkers had already designed something akin way before that.

Humanlike, Social Robot ‘Nadine’ Can Feel Emotions And Has A Good Memory, Scientists Claim
International Business Time, 31 Dec 2015

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have unveiled a new, lifelike social robot named Nadine Forbes reported Thursday. The robot has a humanlike appearance, the ability to be happy or sad and a good memory, researchers have claimed.

Human-looking 'social robot’ revealed by Singapore University
Belfast Telegraph, 31 Dec 2015

The “humanoid” called Nadine was created by Professor Nadia Thalmann at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). An expert in virtual humans and a faculty from NTU’s school of computer engineering, the professor said the latest technological revelation is one of “many exciting new media innovations that companies can leverage for commercialisation.”

Meet Nadine, the Most Human-Like ‘Social’ Robot Created So Far
Nsnbc International, 31 Dec 2015

Nadine is one of many “social robots” that is slated for commercialization. Thalmann explained: “Robotics technologies have advanced significantly over the past few decades and are already being used in manufacturing and logistics. As countries worldwide face challenges of an aging population, social robots can be one solution to address the shrinking workforce, become personal companions for children and the elderly at home, and even serve as a platform for healthcare services in future.”

Meet Nadine, the social robot that can keep you company
Express, 31 Dec 2015

Nadine, you see, has a personality. She can not only hold a conversation, exchanging pleasantries and greetings, but the next time she meets you she will remember that you've met before. When you talk to her she responds with sad or happy expressions depending on what sort of news you have shared. She will pay you compliments too. She can even jig along and mime to Adele's hit song Rolling In The Deep.

Meet human-like social robot 'Nadine'
The Tribune, 31 Dec 2015

Scientists have developed a human-like social robot with soft skin and flowing brunette hair, which is capable of autonomously expressing emotions and gestures like shaking hands and conversing. 'Nadine' is a friendly robot which smiles while greeting you, looks at you in the eye when talking, and will remember your name and your previous conversation the next time you meet her, researchers said. Scientists from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have developed two social robots — Nadine and a tele-presence robot EDGAR — that can be controlled remotely. Unlike conventional robots, Nadine has her own personality, mood and emotions.

Meet Nadine: Creepy, New ‘Social Robot’ With a Personality
Yibada, 31 Dec 2015

A new humanoid robot named Nadine was developed by scientists and engineers in Singapore that not only looks like a human but also possesses its own personality and set of emotions.

NTU Singapore Develops Impressive Social Robot ‘
West Texas News, 31 Dec 2015

A ‘receptionist’ at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is completely different from front desk staff kept. Her name is Nadine and is the latest social robot developed by scientists at NTU. Everything is unique about Nadine, which is almost like a human being.

Meet Nadine, the social robot who can give you company
Waltonian, 31 Dec 2015

Scientists unveil the world's most human-like robot, Nadine, with soft skin, flowing brunette hair and capable of shaking hands and conversing. Thalman and the other NTU researchers see a future where social humanoids are in our offices and our homes, able to carry out complex tasks whilst displaying the same warmth and breadth of emotions as humans. She is emotionally and socially compatible with human beings.

This Humanoid Social Robot Hold Natural Conversations
Pddnet, 31 Dec 2015

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, which also has a great arts building, has made just that. Their “Nadine” is a humanoid social robot that looks like a young woman, and can recognize people, remember conversations, and show moods such as happiness or sadness as appropriate to the conversation. It was created by Nadia Thalmann, a professor of computer engineering and the director of the Institute for Media Innovation, and runs on intelligent conversational software.

University in Singapore reveals new ‘human-looking social robot’, comparing it to Star Wars’ C-3PO
Independent, 31 Dec 2015

The “humanoid” called Nadine was created by Professor Nadia Thalmann at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). An expert in virtual humans and a faculty from NTU’s school of computer engineering, the professor said the latest technological revelation is one of “many exciting new media innovations that companies can leverage for commercialisation.”

Nadine social robot looks eerily real
Hot Recent News, 31 Dec 2015

Nadine has a soft skin and half long bruim her. She laughs friendly as they greeted people and she looks on during a conversation in the eyes. However, the comparison continues. Like most people Nadine has its own personality and mood swings. They can be happy or sad, depending on the conversation.

Scientists managed to create a Social Robot
The Monitor Daily, 31 Dec 2015

Meet Nadine, the social robot, created by a team of researchers from the NTU’s Institute of Media Innovation. The scientists managed to create a social robot that can talk, walk and keep you company.

Meet Nadine, the terrifyingly lifelike 'social robot' that looks and acts like its owner and could one day work in your office
Bublbe, 31 Dec 2015

Nadine can simulate happiness and sadness, depending on the situation, and has an excellent memory. Scientists compare Nadines intelligence to Apple's Siri or Cortana from Microsoft. While Nadine only welcomes NTU visitors, scientists hope that further progress in silicon chips, sensors and computers will create a robot companion that can assist in everyday life and at work, as well as perform their own work.

Human-Like Robot 'Nadine' Who Has a 'Personality, Mood and Emotions' Unveiled in Singapore
abcNEWS, 31 Dec 2015

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have unveiled "Nadine," a socially intelligent, human-looking robot complete with "her own personality, mood and emotions."

Singapore Scientists Develop Nadine, An Emotionally Intelligent Humanoid Robot
ValueWalk, 31 Dec 2015

Researchers in Singapore have developed a humanoid social robot with brunette hair and soft skin. The emotionally intelligent robot, Nadine, can remember your name and face if she has met you before, and recall what you talked to her during previous conversations. Nadine looks like her creator Professor Nadia Thalmann of Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Nadine, World’s Most Human-Like Robot, Might Take Your Job One Day
SPUTNIK, 31 Dec 2015

The most human-like robot in existence, developed by scientists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, has been “hired” for the position of university receptionist. Scientists believe that robots like Nadine will eventually become an active part of humanity’s workforce.

Human-Like Robot 'Nadine' Who Has a 'Personality, Mood and Emotions' Unveiled in Singapore
ABC News, 31 Dec 2015

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have unveiled "Nadine," a socially intelligent, human-looking robot complete with "her own personality, mood and emotions," according to a university news release. The humanoid "receptionist" was presented at a new media showcase Tuesday at NTU, where her human creator, professor Nadia Thalmann, predicted that "physical social robots such as Nadine are poised to become more visible in offices and homes in future."

Scientists Say The Robots Of The Future Are Going To Be Friendly And ‘Chatty’
MTV, 31 Dec 2015

We’ve seen the future — and it’s actually, like, really friendly. Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have debuted a new humanoid robot: a chill, if a bit chatty, receptionist named Nadine. Sitting (un)comfortably on the cusp of the Uncanny Valley, Nadine looks enough like her creator, Professor Nadia Thalmann, for it to be sort of off-putting to robot-skeptics.

Meet Nadine, the social robot that can keep you company
Daily Express, 31 Dec 2015

WHEN we refer to someone as robotic we tend to mean the person seems machine-like, acting without independent thought or emotion. But the arrival of a robot named Nadine means we may have to rethink that definition. Nadine, you see, has a personality. She can not only hold a conversation, exchanging pleasantries and greetings, but the next time she meets you she will remember that you've met before.

Meet Nadine, the terrifyingly lifelike 'social robot' that looks and acts like its owner and could one day work in your office
International Business Times, 31 Dec 2015

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have unveiled a new, lifelike social robot named Nadine, Forbes reported Thursday. The robot has a humanlike appearance, the ability to be happy or sad and a good memory, researchers have claimed.

Soft-skinned, brunette robot wants to be your friend
New York Post, 31 Dec 2015

A life-like cyborg was unveiled this week by engineers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore — and is being touted as the first emotionally intelligent humanoid.

Robot ‘Nadine’ Is The First Humanoid With Emotional Intelligence; Iniversity Employs Her As A Secretary.
Medical Daily, 31 Dec 2015

Sitting behind the front desk at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, is the first emotionally intelligent humanoid robot, named Nadine. Engineers have employed the robot as a receptionist at the university to test her social intelligence skills, designed to express emotions and change moods in relation to the conversation.

Meet Nadine, the eerily-realistic social robot that works as a receptionist
RedOrbit, 30 Dec 2015

People walking into the reception of NTU Singapore could meet a "receptionist" that's a bit different than they're used to: one that remembers their name and face as well as previous conversations, despite being a humanoid robot. She also looks incredibly lifelike—being modeled on her creator Prof Nadia Thalmann—and boasts flowing reddish-brown hair. However, the most impressive technology Nadine has, her ability to engage in sophisticated human interaction, can operate without the associated human appearance. Also in the works at NTU is a tele-presence robot named EDGAR, which can be controlled remotely by a user anywhere in the world. EDGAR's creator is Associate Professor Gerald Seet from the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the BeingThere Centre at NTU.

Nadine the social robot takes you straight to 'Uncanny Valley'
Engadget, 30 Dec 2015

The two women in the image above might resemble each other, but one is a humanoid robot named Nadine, made in the likeness of creator Professor Nadia Thalmann from NTU Singapore. Professor Thalmann's robotic doppelganger was developed to become a personal assistant or a companion for kids and the elderly in the future. She believes social robots like her creation could eventually become real-life C-3POs "with knowledge of language and etiquette." Besides the humanoid robot, NTU Singapore has also unveiled a telepresence machine named Edgar. So long as you use a special webcam from your location, Edgar can mimic not only your facial expressions, but also your upper body movements.

Scientists have built a ‘social’ robot with a personality
Newsweek, 30 Dec 2015

Scientists at NTU in Singapore announced they’ve built a robot with the emotional intelligence it could one day use to take over the world. The humanoid named Nadine can recognize people she has previously met, and recall their names and previous conversations. As a test of her abilities, Nadine, who is powered by technology similar to that which runs Apple’s iPhone assistant Siri, is working as a receptionist at the NTU. When a guest comes to the university, Nadine greets them with a firm handshake before engaging in flowing conversation. But, like a human, Nadine has a personality and her mood can sour depending on what you say to her.

Meet Nadine, the Social Robot Who Can Give You Company
NDTV, 30 Dec 2015

Say hello to Nadine, an unconventional robot with her own personality, mood and emotions. She is friendly, can greet you back and remember your name and your previous conversation with her. Powered by intelligent software similar to Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana, Nadine is the latest social robot developed by scientists at NTU Singapore. In future, these socially intelligent robots could be like C-3PO, the iconic golden droid from Star Wars, with knowledge of language and etiquette, said Nadine's creator Nadia Thalmann, professor at NTU.

Say hello to ‘social’ robot Nadine
The Financial Express, 30 Dec 2015

Meet Nadine, a robot developed by scientists at NTU Singapore. Nadine is powered by intelligent software similar to Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana. Nadine can be a personal assistant in offices and homes in future. And, she can be used as a social companion for both the young and the elderly. Prof Nadia Thalmann, the director of the Institute for Media Innovation who supervised the development of Nadine, said these social robots are among NTU’s many exciting new media innovations that companies can leverage for commercialisation.

NTU develops social companion robots that mimic humans
Tamil Murasu, 30 Dec 2015

NTU unveiled its new social robot companions which have their own personality, memory, and even express emotions. Meet Nadine, a humanoid robot that looks almost like a human being, with soft skin and flowing brunette hair and smiles when greeting you, and can also shake hands. She has been made to look like the younger self of Prof Nadia Thalmann, the director of the Institute for Media Innovation, who led the development of Nadine. She said, “As countries worldwide face challenges of an aging population, social robots can be one solution to address the shrinking workforce, become personal companions for children and the elderly at home, and even serve as a platform for healthcare services in future.” NTU also revealed its new tele-presence robot named EDGAR which can be controlled remotely using a special webcam from anywhere in the world.

Meet Nadine, the robot receptionist that thinks and acts like a human
The Daily Telegraph, 30 Dec 2015

The world’s most human-like robot has started work as a university receptionist, with scientists predicting such machines will one day become companions for children and the elderly. Unlike conventional robots, Nadine has been given its own personality, moods and emotions. Powered by intelligent software similar to Apple’s Siri, Nadine is the brainchild of the NTU in Singapore and is based on its creator, Prof Nadia Thalmann, the director of the university’s institute for media innovation which led the project. The university also unveiled a telepresence robot named EDGAR, developed by its school of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Introducing Nadine, the world’s most life-like robot
The Sun, 30 Dec 2015

Scientists have invented the world’s most human-like robot that not only looks completely life-like, but can also greet people and initiate conversation. Synth ‘Nadine’ was developed by experts at NTU in Singapore in a project led by Professor Nadia Thalmann. Developers used research and technology from areas such as engineering, computer science, linguistics and psychology in order to create a ‘virtual human’.

New social robot Nadine has a personality
United Press International (UPI), 30 Dec 2015

On Tuesday, engineers at NTU in Singapore unveiled an emotionally intelligent robot. The robot, named Nadine, has been employed as a receptionist at the university to test her skills. Powered by a software technology similar to Apple's interactive interface Siri, Nadine talks and acts like a human. Deployed with her own personality, Nadine can use her social intelligence to express emotions and change moods in accordance with the topic and tone of conversation. This is somewhat like a real companion that is always with you and conscious of what is happening, explained Nadia Thalmann, a robotics professor from NTU's School of Computer Engineering. Thalmann and her colleagues also introduced EDGAR, a tele-presence robot capable of replicating the movements of its human user in real time.

Scientists unveil Nadine, the world’s most human-like robot
International Business Times, 30 Dec 2015

Scientists at NTU Singapore have unveiled the world’s most human-like robot, Nadine, with soft skin, flowing brunette hair and capable of shaking hands and conversing. Inventors believe this will pave the way to new techniques in child and elderly care. Its creator, Prof Nadia Thalmann shared that this invention is like a real companion that is aware of what is happening. As nations face the challenges of an aging population, social robots can be one solution to address the decreasing workforce and can even become personal companions for children and the elderly at home, serving as a platform form for medical care in the future. The university also unveiled Nadine’s robot-in-arms, EDGAR, complete with a rear-projection screen on the robot’s face and two highly expressive arms. A user can control EDGAR from anywhere in the world and through a webcam. It is a real demonstration of how telepresence and social robots can be used for business and education, said Gerald Seet from the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the BeingThere Centre at NTU.

New human-like social robot 'Nadine' developed
Times of India, 30 Dec 2015

Scientists from NTU in Singapore have developed two social robots - Nadine and a tele-presence robot EDGAR that can be controlled remotely, allowing you to interact at a conference without physically being there. Nadine looks almost like a human being, with soft skin and flowing brunette hair. Unlike conventional robots, Nadine has her own personality, mood and emotions. She can be happy or sad, depending on the conversation. The humanoid can be a personal assistant in offices and homes in future. She can be used as a social companion for the young and the elderly, said Nadia Thalmann, the director of the Institute for Media Innovation at NTU who led the development of Nadine.
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Nadine the social robot takes you straight to 'Uncanny Valley'
MSN, 30 Dec 2015

The two women in the image above might resemble each other, but looking more closely at the one in black might make you feel a bit uncomfortable. That's because she's a humanoid robot named Nadine, made in the likeness of creator Prof Nadia Thalmann from NTU Singapore. Professor Thalmann's robotic doppelganger was developed to become a personal assistant or a companion for kids and the elderly in the future. She believes social robots like her creation could eventually become real-life C-3POs "with knowledge of language and etiquette."

WIRED Awake: Humanoid social robots could be the personal assistants of the future
Wired, UK, 30 Dec 2015

Scientists at Singapore's NTU have developed Nadine, a humanoid robot receptionist who can recognise people she's met, remember what they've said in the past, and display emotional responses. Modelled after her creator, Prof Nadia Thalmann, the robot runs personal digital assistant software similar to Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana and, it's suggested, could serve as a personal assistant in the home or office, or as a companion for the elderly and the young.

Scientists unveil world's most human-like robot
Press TV, 30 Dec 2015

Scientists at NTU in Singapore have created the world's most human-like robot called Nadine. Inventors believe this will pave the way to new techniques in child and elderly care. The robot receptionist is able to greet visitors and remember their names, and even the conversations they have previously had. Nadine is able to smile at visitors and looks into their eyes when talking. She is also able to shake hands with human beings and wave them goodbye. Nadine’s emotions are also changeable, flitting between happiness and sadness depending on the nature of the conversation. She is also a friendly companion for the young and elderly.

Nadine Is A Social Robot That Can Keep You Company
Ubergizmo, 30 Dec 2015

It seems that in Singapore, robotic breakthroughs are starting to become more common. Just recently Ngee Ann Polytechnic unveiled a robot that would help the elderly with their exercises, and now NTU has announced that they have created a robot called Nadine. What makes Nadine different is that while most robots are created to help with tasks like heavy lifting, manufacturing, Nadine was created as a social robot where it can actually help to keep its owner company. The robot will be able to greet people, remember their name, and even remember conversations that they have had with the robot. According to Prof Nadia Thalmann, the director of the Institute for Media Innovation who led the development of Nadine, robots could become personal companions for children and the elderly at home.

NTU Researchers Introduce Their New ‘Receptionist’ Nadine: The Intelligent Social Humanoid
Crazy Engineers, 30 Dec 2015

The day has come when robots and humans are ready to greet each other as colleagues. NTU introduced ‘Nadine’ to the whole world as their new receptionist, who is a rather super intelligent robot which resembles a female human in almost all aspects. For the past few years, Prof Nadia Thalmann at the Institute for Media Innovation, was devoting her time to create a sociable, artificially intelligent Robot that is similar to Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana, but unlike them she would have a physical form and appearance. Nadia said their motivation for making Nadine had to do with highlighting complications that could arise in nuclear families. She emphasized that in the current scenario, we need humanoids that can help children and the elderly at home. NTU also unveiled a telepresence Robot named EDGAR that can be controlled even from another corner of the world. It is programmed to project the gestures of its human user. EDGAR can deliver speeches by autonomously acting out a script and with the help of an integrated webcam it can even engage in an intellectual banter with people he meets.

New social robot Nadine has a personality
Breitbart, 30 Dec 2015

On Tuesday, engineers at NTU in Singapore unveiled an emotionally intelligent robot. The robot, named Nadine, has been employed as a receptionist at the university to test her skills. “This is somewhat like a real companion that is always with you and conscious of what is happening,” Nadia Thalmann, a robotics professor NTU’s School of Computer Engineering, explained in a press release. For now, Nadine will simply talk to students and faculty. Thalmann and her colleagues also introduced EDGAR, a tele-presence robot capable of replicating the movements of its human user in real time. Using a webcam, EDGAR can be controlled from anywhere in the world — at least anywhere with Internet. Engineering professor Gerald Seet thinks EDGAR and robots like him could prove useful in education, business and tourism industries.

Human-looking robots are here
WPTZ Burlington, 30 Dec 2015

NTU Singapore published footage on Monday of Nadine, a robot which closely resembles a human, holding a conversation with Nadia Thalmann, a Swiss computer scientist and visiting professor at the university where she led the team that developed Nadine. Nadine is a “receptionist,” according to the university, and “has her own personality, mood and emotions.” If greeted, the robot it will return the greeting and remember the person’s face the next time they meet.

Say Hello to Nadine, a Robot Receptionist With Real Emotions
Details, 30 Dec 2015

There's a friendly new receptionist at NTU in Singapore. Her name is Nadine, and she has a brunette bob, soft skin, and a passion for 19th Century pop music: basically your classic stereotypical receptionist other than the fact that she's a robot. Nadine is the creation (and doppelganger) of Prof Nadia Thalmann, an expert in virtual humans and a faculty from NTU's School of Computer Engineering. She's powered by an intelligent "assistant" software that Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana runs on. But Nadine is capable of many things Siri isn't. We're talking eye contact, smiling, facial recognition, and a broad spectrum of expressible feelings and emotions. In other words, she's probably more pleasant to deal with than anyone you've ever spoken with at Comcast or United Airlines.

Say hi to ‘Nadine’ when you come to NTU
biotechin.asia​, (Chinese) 30 Dec 2015

She looks almost like a human being, with soft skin and flowing brunette hair. She smiles when greeting you, looks at you in the eye when talking, and can also shake hands with you. Unlike conventional robots, Nadine has her own personality, mood and emotions. Nadine is a social robot developed by a team led by NTU Prof Nadia Thalmann. Nadine is powered by intelligent software similar to Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana. She could be an office assistant or home companion to elderly and children in the future. NTU also developed another two robots, EDGAR 1 and EDGAR 2. EDGAR could mimic human’s movements and expressions of the users .
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Meet Nadine, the Most Human-Like ‘Social’ Robot Created So Far
Investigative Headline News, 30 Dec 2015

Researchers at the Nanyang Technical University (NTU) have created a humanoid robot named Nadine who is quite “friendly”, will remember details about those it meets and even recall the last conversation you had with it.

New social robot Nadine has a personality
UPI, 30 Dec 2015

Powered by a software technology similar to Apple's interactive interface Siri, Nadine talks and acts like a human. Deployed with her own personality, Nadine can use her social intelligence to express emotions and change moods in accordance with the topic and tone of conversation.

Scientists develop new human-like social robot 'Nadine' developed
The Economic Times, 30 Dec 2015

Scientists have developed a human-like social robot with soft skin and flowing brunette hair, which is capable of autonomously expressing emotions and gestures like shaking hands and conversing.

Say 'hi' to Nadine, the companion robot
The Straits Times, 30 Dec 2015

Nadine was one of two robots unveiled yesterday by researchers from the Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) Institute for Media Innovation. Professor Nadia Thalmann, director of the institute and Nadine's creator, believes humanoid robots like Nadine could be a solution for an ageing population and shrinking workforce.

Meet Nadine, the social robot who can give you company
Yahoo News, 30 Dec 2015

Say hello to Nadine, an unconventional robot with her own personality, mood and emotions. She is friendly, can greet you back and remember your name and your previous conversation with her.

Meet Nadine, the social robot who can give you company
Farandu Life, 30 Dec 2015

People walking into the reception of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) could meet a "receptionist" that's a bit different than they're used to: one that remembers their name and face as well as previous conversations, despite being a humanoid robot. Named Nadine, the humanoid was developed by professor Nadia Thalmannis, who also directs the university's Institute for Media Innovation. Nadine, for example has her very own personality, moods and emotional highs and lows. The robot will also be a social companion for the elderly and the young.

New ‘social robot’ has an actual personality
Science Recorder, 30 Dec 2015

The machine is named Nadine and has been employed as a receptionist at the university to test her skills. She is powered by software technology that is very similar to Apple’s interactive interfaceSiri. This allows her to talk and act like a human. Nadine The Social Robot Unveiled By Singaporean Lab Ebuzz, 10 Jan 2016In a move that will be heralded by all those who want the subordination and eventual death of the human race, mankind moved one step closer to annihilation by our robot underlings last week, with the unveiling of Nadine, the social robot, programmed to serve as a sort of physical assistant software, a bit like Siri or Cortana, only with a human-shaped body featuring dull, lifeless hair, and the cold dead eyes of a killer.

Meet NTU's robots, Nadine and Edgar
Omy, 30 Dec 2015

SHE may not be sparkly like C-3PO, the golden droid of Star Wars fame, but humanoid robot Nadine glows with a charm of her own. She can hold a conversation, remember what she was told previously and gets angry if insulted. To top it all of, she looks almost like a human being, with a full head of hair and dewy skin.

'Social Robot Nadine' Capable of Complex Thought, Has Personality
University Herald, 30 Dec 2015

"Robotics technologies have advanced significantly over the past few decades and are already being used in manufacturing and logistics. As countries worldwide face challenges of an aging population, social robots can be one solution to address the shrinking workforce, become personal companions for children and the elderly at home, and even serve as a platform for healthcare services in future," Nadia Thalmann, an expert in virtual humans and a faculty from NTU's School of Computer Engineering, said in a press release.

NTU Unveils Nadine, One of Two Robots with Artificial Intelligence Software
The New Paper Online, 30 Dec 2015

NTU has taken Singapore a step closer to having emotive and intelligent robots not unlike C-3PO from the Star Wars movie franchise. Nadine, a new social robot unveiled at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) yesterday, can look someone in the eye and respond to questions with a range of emotions.

Nadine the social robot takes you straight to ‘Uncanny Valley’
cmdrkeene's Blog, 30 Dec 2015

Professor Thalmann’s robotic doppelganger was developed to become a personal assistant or a companion for kids and the elderly in the future. She believes social robots like her creation could eventually become real-life C-3POs "with knowledge of language and etiquette." For now, she and her team are putting Nadine to work as a receptionist at the university.

Meet Nadine, the social robot who can give you company
Pasion Noticias, 30 Dec 2015

Nadine is a friendly robot which smiles while greeting you, looks at you in the eye when talking, and will remember your name and your previous conversation the next time you meet her, researchers said. Just recently Ngee Ann Polytechnic unveiled a robot that would help the elderly with their exercises, and now Nanyang Technological University has announced that they have created a robot called Nadine.

Singapore’s NTU unveils social robot that ‘could be like Star Wars’ C-3PO’
Malaymail Online, 30 Dec 2015

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has unveiled Nadine, a newly developed social robot which can recognise people she has met and remember the conversations she had with people who had spoken to her.

Meet Nadine, The human-like social robot with soft skin, flowing hair and range of emotions
TechnoMauri, 30 Dec 2015

Meet Nadine, the human-like social robot with soft skin, flowing hair and a range of emotions – Scientists have developed a human-like social robot with soft skin and flowing brunette hair, which is capable of autonomously expressing emotions and gestures like shaking hands and conversing.

Meet Nadine, the Social Robot Who Can Give You Company
Eequilibrio Informativo, 30 Dec 2015

Deep in the labs of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Professor Nadia Thalmann has created a robot in her own image - "Nadine". As nations face the challenges of an aging population, social robots can be one solution to address the decreasing workforce and can even become personal companions for children and the elderly at home, serving as a platform form for medical care in the future.

Meet Nadine, the terrifyingly lifelike 'social robot' that looks and acts like its owner
newsusauk, 30 Dec 2015

Behind the welcome desk at a Singapore university, a receptionist called Nadine is causing a stir. She has mousy, shoulder-length hair neatly parted to the side, remembers what you talked about last time she saw you and returns your greeting with a friendly hello. But there's something unusual about Nadine - she's the latest in a line of so-called 'social robots' that have personalities and emotions of their own.

Say Hello to Nadine, a Robot Receptionist With Real Emotions
Details, 30 Dec 2015

There's a friendly new receptionist at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her name is Nadine, and she has a brunette bob, soft skin, and a passion for 19th Century pop music: basically your classic stereotypical receptionist other than the fact that she's a robot.

Nadine the social robotic takes you straight to 'Uncanny Valley'
XENERO, 30 Dec 2015

Professor Thalmann’s robotic doppelganger was developed to turn into a private assistant or a companion for teenagers and the aged sooner or later. She believes social robots like her creation might ultimately develop into real-life C-3POs “with knowledge of language and etiquette.” For now, she and her workforce are placing Nadine to work as a receptionist on the college.

Say hello to 'social' robot Nadine Tri-County Sun Times
Tri-Country Sun Times, 30 Dec 2015

What makes Nadine different is that while most robots are created to help with tasks like heavy lifting, manufacturing, and etc., Nadine was created as a social robot where it can actually help to keep its owner company.

Nadine Is a Robot That Remembers Your Past Conversations, Unlike Your Real Friends
Tech.Mic, 30 Dec 2015

In the future, all of your friends will be dead-eyed, monotone humanoids with questionable haircuts. On the plus side, they'll actually remember when you tell them about your dubious sexual partners and paralyzing fear of the future, unlike your real-life friends, who just toss back another glass of wine and mumble, "Mm-hmm."

Nadine the social robot takes you straight to 'Uncanny Valley'
Technology 2015, 30 Dec 2015

Professor Thalmann’s robotic doppelganger was created to turn into a personalized assistant or a companion for children and the elderly in the long term. She believes social robots like her creation could at some point turn into genuine-life C-3POs “with information of language and etiquette.” For now, she and her team are putting Nadine to perform as a receptionist at the university.

Say hello to 'social' robot Nadine
ABRUZZO, 30 Dec 2015

Next time you meet her, she will remember your name and your previous conversation with her.

Nadine, the Social Robot Who Can Give You Company
90’s Gang, 30 Dec 2015

Nadine, an unconventional robot with her own personality, mood and emotions. She is friendly, can greet you back and remember your name and your previous conversation with her.

This humanoid robot is eerily lifelike
The Next Web News, 30 Dec 2015

Nadine was created to take on the role of a personal assistant or companion. Unlike other robots, this one has its own personality and can experience moods and emotions, depending on the topic of conversation. Pair this with the robot’s soft looking skin, hair and human-like body and you have something quite shockingly lifelike. Nadine is designed to look as much like Professor Thalmann as possible and it really does.

World's 'most human' robot starts work
The Daily Telegraph, 30 Dec 2015

The world’s most human-like robot has started work as a university receptionist, with scientists predicting such machines will one day become companions for children and the eldery. With her soft skin and flowing brown hair, Nadine is able not only to meet and greet visitors, smile, make eye contact and shake hands, but can even recognise past guests and start a conversation based on previous chats.

Nadine the social robot takes you straight to ‘Uncanny Valley’
CmdrKeene's Blog, 30 Dec 2015

The two women in the image above might resemble each other, but looking more closely at the one in black might make you feel a bit uncomfortable. That’s because she’s a humanoid robot named Nadine, made in the likeness of creator Professor Nadia Thalmann from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). Nadine is loaded with intelligent "assistant" software similar to Siri and Cortana, with her own moods and emotions. She can also remember the people she’d met before and the contents of their conversation.

New social robot Nadine has a personality
United Press International, 30 Dec 2015

On Tuesday, engineers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore unveiled an emotionally intelligent robot. The robot, named Nadine, has been employed as a receptionist at the university to test her skills. Powered by a software technology similar to Apple's interactive interface Siri, Nadine talks and acts like a human. Deployed with her own personality, Nadine can use her social intelligence to express emotions and change moods in accordance with the topic and tone of conversation.

Nadine the social robot goes right to ‘Uncanny Valley’ – Engadget
Archy Newsy, 30 Dec 2015

Nadine, produced in the likeness of creator Professor Nadia Thalmann from Nanyang Technological College (NTU Singapore). Nadine is packed with intelligent “assistant” software much like Siri and Cortana, together with her own emotions and feelings. She will keep in mind the folks she’d met before and also the items in their conversation.

Nadine the social robot takes you straight to 'Uncanny Valley'
Engadget, 30 Dec 2015

The two women in the image above might resemble each other, but looking more closely at the one in black might make you feel a bit uncomfortable. That's because she's a humanoid robot named Nadine, made in the likeness of creator Professor Nadia Thalmann from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). Nadine is loaded with intelligent "assistant" software similar to Siri and Cortana, with her own moods and emotions. She can also remember the people she'd met before and the contents of their conversation.

Say hello to 'social' robot Nadine
newkerala.com, 30 Dec 2015

Nadine is powered by intelligent software similar to Apple's Siri or Microsoft's Cortana. Nadine can be a personal assistant in offices and homes in future. And, she can be used as a social companion for both the young and the elderly. A humanoid like Nadine, who looks almost like a human being, with soft skin and flowing brunette hair, is just one of the interfaces where technology can be applied. It can also be made virtual and appear on television or computer screen, and become a low-cost virtual social companion.

Say ‘hi’ to Nadine, the companion robot.
If Only Singaporeans Stopped to Think, 30 Dec 2015

She looks human, chats and can keep kids, elderly company; she even has a temper.

Nadine the social robot takes you straight to 'Uncanny Valley'
CTRLHELP, 30 Dec 2015

Professor Thalmann lookalike has been developed takes to be a Personal Assistant or a companion for children and the elderly in the future. She believes that social robots like their creation finally could be real C-3POs “with knowledge of the language and etiquette.” Now, she and her team at the University as a receptionist to work n set.

NTU scientists unveil social and telepresence robots
Nanyang Technological University, 29 Dec 2015

Nadine is the latest social robot developed by scientists at NTU. The doppelganger of its creator, Prof Nadia Thalmann, Nadine is powered by intelligent software similar to Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana. Nadine can be a personal assistant in offices and homes in future. And she can be used as social companions for the young and the elderly.

Meet Nadine, the terrifyingly lifelike 'social robot' that looks and acts like its owner and could one day work in your office
Dailymail, 29 Dec 2015

Nadine is the next generation of social robots that may appear in offices and care homes in future. Developed by Professor Nadia Thalmann, at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the humanoid is capable or expressing emotions and remembering your last interaction.

Scientists unveil social and telepresence robots
PHYS ORG, 29 Dec 2015

Say hello to Nadine, a "receptionist" at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). She is friendly, and will greet you back. Next time you meet her, she will remember your name and your previous conversation with her.

Singapore: Meet Nadine, the chatty robot that can remember past conversations
Ruptly, 29 Dec 2015

Nadine, a humanoid robot ‘receptionist’ at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, is able to greet visitors and remember their names, and even the conversations they have previously had.

Meet Nadine, the terrifyingly lifelike 'social robot' that looks and acts like its owner and could one day work in your office
Daily Mail Online, 29 Dec 2015

Behind the welcome desk at a Singapore university, a receptionist called Nadine is causing a stir. She has mousy, shoulder-length hair neatly parted to the side, remembers what you talked about last time she saw you and returns your greeting with a friendly hello. But there's something unusual about Nadine - she's the latest in a line of so-called 'social robots' that have personalities and emotions of their own.