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Nadia und Nadine
SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, 09 Oct 2016, German

Nadia Magnenat Thalmann hat sich ein Ebenbild geschaffen: «Nadine», die Roboterfrau sieht aus wie ihre Schöpferin und beantwortet Fragen in mehreren Sprachen. «Social Robot» nennt die Schweizerin ihr künstliches Gegenüber, das ihr dereinst als Assistentin dienen soll.

IL MONDO DEI ROBOT TECNOLOGIA EVOLUTA
Il Giorno, 08 Oct 2016, Italian

SORRIDE, saluta, stringe mani, prova emozioni e ricorda quello che le viene detto: è Nadine, il robot più 'umano' al mondo, che ha preso servizio come receptionist alla Nanyang Technological University di Singapore, dove è stata progettata e realizzata con le sembianze della sua ideatrice, Nadia Thalmann.

Il Mio Robot Che Non Portra Mai Amare
Grazia Magazine, 05 Oct 2016, Corsican

Nadia Magnenat Thalmann È Ia Scienziata Che Ha Creato Nadine, Un Umanoide A Sua Immagine E Somiglanza. «Parla, Tiene Compagnia Ed È Un Perfetto Assistente», Dice. E Qui Racconta A Grazia Le Possibilità E I Limiti Dl Una Tecnologia Che Sembra Arrivata Dal Futuro

Robot sociali in mostra a Bergamo Scienza
Robotica News, 30 Jul 2016, French

Vi ricordate di Nadine, la social robot costruita a immagine e somiglianza della sua ideatrice? (qui la nostra news se volete rinfrescarvi la memoria). Ci sono delle novità in merito: innanzitutto la presenza al prossimo festival dell’innovazione Bergamo Scienza (1-16 ottobre) di Nadia Thalmann, direttore dell’Institute for Media Innovation della Nanyang Technological University di Singapore, e “mamma” di Nadine.

Could robots replace your job?
Channel NewsAsia, Talking Point, 23 Jun, 9.30pm

The programme explored whether more jobs will be taken over by robots. Prof Nadia Thalman, the Director of NTU’s Institute for Media Innovation, said a robot is a machine embodied in a shape that has some automatic functions, which could be a smart car, a drone or a humanoid. With advances in artificial intelligence, robots can now make decisions and have conversations. The show also featured Nadine, the world’s first most human-like robot that can make eye contact, smile, wave at people and remembers conversations from previous chats. Jobs that could be done by robots in future include receptionists and servers in restaurants.

Singapore eyes a slice of the AI pie
The Straits Times, Digital, 20 Apr 2016

Nadine, a robot receptionist at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is staring at the visitor in front of her. "I remember you," she says. "You were here last Saturday."

Pourquoi il est si difficile de créer un robot à l’apparence humaine
Le Monde.fr, 06 Apr 2016, French

Pour fabriquer un robot à l’allure aussi réaliste que Nadine, il a fallu mouler le visage et le corps de Nadia Thalmann et faire fondre une silicone spéciale pour réaliser « l’enveloppe » posée sur le squelette. « C’est manuel, coûteux et ça prend du temps ».

Are We Ready For Human-Like Robots In The Workplace?
Seeker Network, 11 Mar 2016

What if those humanoid robots go rouge? Like Google’s DeepMind software AlphaGo, which learns from its mistakes and surprised its creator? Or perhaps that’s the secret grand plan to deal with the surplus elderly.

Singapore Tonight heads outdoors
Channel NewsAsia, 10 Mar 2016, 10pm

Singapore Tonight will be transmitting ‘live’ from Westgate shopping mall this Saturday. In a preview, the host interacted with NTU’s virtual human Nicole and social robot Edgar from the university’s Institute for Media Innovation. Nicole and Edgar will join the TV hosts in a news segment on Saturday to discuss Singapore’s push to become a smart nation.- Facilitated by CCO.

Look who’s talking now: Nadine the robot
International Business Times, 10 Mar 2016

With her brown hair, soft skin and expressive face, Nadine is a new brand of human-like robot that couldone day, scientists hope, be used as a personal assistant or care provider for the elderly. The 1.7-metretall Nadine was created in the likeness of its maker, Nadia Thalmann, a visiting professor and director ofSingapore's NTU Institute of Media Innovation who has spent three decades researching into virtual humans.Nadine's software allows the robot to express a range of emotions and recall a previous conversation.Nadine is not commercially available, but Thalmann predicted robots could one day be used as companions forpeople living with dementia.

Now you're talking: human-like robot may one day care for dementia patients
Japan Today, 10 Mar 2016

With her brown hair, soft skin and expressive face, Nadine is a new brand of human-like robot that could one day, scientists hope, be used as a personal assistant or care provider for the elderly.

People with dementia could be supported by robots in the future
homecare.co.uk, 09 Mar 2016

Nadine can remember names, faces and conversations. She has soft skin and brown hair, she can smile, change her expressions to show emotions and greet you with a handshake while looking you in the eye when talking.

This 'social' robot could be the face of a revolution in care for children and the elderly
Bailiwick Express, 09 Mar 2016

Friends and colleagues could soon start to take on a radical new appearance, after researchers unveiled a new “social” robot.Nadine, who sports short brown hair and a human face, smiles when you greet her, answers your questions and can shake hands with you.

Robot to Care for Unattended Children, Dementia Patients
Financial Tribune Daily, 09 Mar 2016

The 1.7-meter-tall Nadine was created in the likeness of its maker, Nadia Thalmann, a visiting professor and director of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University's Institute of Media Innovation who has spent three decades researching virtual humans, Reuters reported.

Human-like robot may one day care for dementia patients
The Nation, 08 Mar 2016

With her brown hair, soft skin and expressive face, Nadine is a new brand of human-like robot that could one day, scientists hope, be used as a personal assistant or care provider for the elderly.

Now you're talking: human-like robot may one day care for dementia patients
The Star Online, 08 Mar 2016

With her brown hair, soft skin and expressive face, Nadine is a new brand of human-like robot that could one day, scientists hope, be used as a personal assistant or care provider for the elderly.

Meet Nadine, the 'emotionally intelligent' companion robot
Science Alert, 08 Mar 2016

What will robots look like in the future? Will they retain obvious signs of their artificial nature, or will they seamlessly blend in with people to such an extent that we might have difficulty telling them apart from living, breathing humans?

Human-like robot could help people living with dementia
Metro, 08 Mar 2016

Scientists in Singapore created a robot that could assist patients with cognitive disorder. Nadine is anew brand of human-like robot that could one day, scientists hope, be used as a personal assistant or careprovider for the elderly. The 5-foot 6-inch tall robot was created in the likeness of its maker, NadiaThalmann, a visiting professor and director of Singapore's NTU Institute of Media Innovation who has spentthree decades researching into virtual humans. Thalmann and her team are also working on emotive robotsthat can play with children. The project is still in the early development stage and no prototype isavailable yet.

- Also reported by Fox News (US), Toronto Sun (Canada), Huffington Post , News Max (US), Deccan Chronicles (US) and Times of India.

Now You're Talking: Human-Like Robot May One Day Care For Dementia Patients
NDTV, 07 Mar 2016

With her brown hair, soft skin and expressive face, Nadine is a new brand of human-like robot that could one day, scientists hope, be used as a personal assistant or care provider for the elderly.

Now you're talking: human-like robot may one day care for dementia patients
Reuters, 07 Mar2016

With her brown hair, soft skin and expressive face, Nadine is a new brand of human-like robot that couldone day, scientists hope, be used as a personal assistant or care provider for the elderly. The 1.7-metretall Nadine was created in the likeness of its maker, Nadia Thalmann, a visiting professor and director ofSingapore's NTU Institute of Media Innovation who has spent three decades researching into virtual humans.Nadine's software allows the robot to express a range of emotions and recall a previous conversation.Nadine is not commercially available, but Thalmann predicted robots could one day be used as companions forpeople living with dementia.

Robot Companions Being Developed to Help Care for Dementia Patients
Breitbart, 07 Mar 2016

As amazing — and somewhat terrifying — robotic advances lead us toward the replacement of humans in theworkforce, a university in Singapore is focusing on humanoids to help care for dementia patients. HumanoidNadine is both modelled and named after creator Nadia Thalmann, a computer graphics scientist whosimultaneously serves as a Visiting Professor and Director of Singapore’s NTU Institute of MediaInnovation, as well as the founder and head of the University of Geneva’s MIRALab Research Laboratory. Oh,and she holds degrees in Biology, Psychology, and Biochemistry in addition to her Quantum Physics PhD. Shedefinitely sounds like the sort of person who could use a robotic clone of herself, but also the sort thatdoesn’t need one.

'Lifelike Siri' robot with 'moods and emotions' could soon be working in youroffice
Irish Mirror, 07 Mar 2016

An incredible robot that can display human expressions and remember conversations could be a key factorin providing care for elderly dementia patients. The humanoid has been developed with "a personality, moodsand emotions " by a team of scientists - and it could soon be coming to a workplace near you. Nadine hasbeen named after and built in the likeness of her creator Nadia Thalmann and has realistic skin andlifelike hair. This amazing footage shows the robot interacting in an office environment and the team saythey envisage these humanoids being used as PAs in and helping hands at home. The robot, developed by NTUin Singapore, is powered by intelligence software similar to that used by Apple's Siri.

Meet Nadine, the humanoid robot set to become your PA and even care for dementiapatients
The Daily Mail, 07 Mar 2016

'Nadine' is being touted as the next generation of 'social robot'. It has its own personality and couldappear in offices in the future. The 1.7-metre tall Nadine was created in the likeness of its maker, NadiaThalmann, a visiting professor and director of Singapore's NTU Institute of Media Innovation who has spentthree decades researching into virtual humans.

Emotive humanoids may one day care for people with dementia
The Japan Times, 07Mar 2016

With her brown hair, soft skin and expressive face, Nadine is a new brand of human-like robot that couldone day, scientists hope, be used as a personal assistant or care provider for the elderly. The 1.7-meter-tall Nadine was created in the likeness of its maker, Nadia Thalmann, a visiting professor and director ofSingapore’s NTU Institute of Media Innovation who has spent three decades researching into virtual humans.Thalmann and her team are also working on emotive robots that can play with children. The project is stillin the early development stage and no prototype is available yet.

Siri Is Real: A Full-Blown Female Robot May Be Coming To Your Workplace
The Friskey, 07Mar 2016

Inventor Nadine Thalman has just created a lifelike female robot, appropriately named Nadine, that canproduce eerily human-like facial expressions while navigating the world with the same efficiency andcharisma of Siri. Nadine was developed at NTU in Singapore, where she was supplied with similarintelligence software to the widely beloved Siri, and has been initially considered as a potentiallygroundbreaking care taking resource for patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s, who requireconstant interaction and surveillance. Much of the focus with Nadine’s development is that she be anemotionally intelligent robot, well-versed in the ability to simulate humanness through story-telling,laughter, game playing and listening. With these skills developed her potential to be a good caretaker ishigh, as well as the possibility to serve as a helping force in more corporate workplaces.

Creepy humanoid Nadine a social robot that may one day care for the elderly
torontosun.com, 7 Mar 2016

The 1.7-metre tall Nadine was created in the likeness of its maker, Nadia Thalmann, a visiting professor and director of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University's Institute of Media Innovation who has spent three decades researching into virtual humans.

Robot secretaries are a real thing now
New York Post,29 Feb 2016

Meet Nadine: She's a receptionist robot, and she's the future of professional assistance. Not only canshe perform all the duties of a normal secretary, she can have conversations and remember personal detailsabout everyone she meets, all without ever having to take a bathroom break.

Nadine, The World’s Most Human-like Robot Unveiled
i-HLS Israel Homeland Security, 22 Jan 2016

Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore have unleashed their latest creation on the university’s campus: the world’s most human-like robot. Nadine, as the robot is called, has soft skin and medium brunette hair just like her creator, Professor Nadia Thalmann. But more than her looks, the most impressive thing about Nadine is what she does: make eye contact, smile, meet and greet guests, shake hands, and even recognise past visitors and engage in conversation with them based on previous exchanges.

Robots Taking Over: A Future Perspective of our Robotic Society
IGI Global, 21 Jan 2016

Modern robots are engineered with the capacity to perceive and interpret human voice variation, facial expressions, and even walking patterns. The incredible technologies designed to record and process this information have revolutionized the future of social robots. Forbes recently published an article on Nadine, the receptionist robot, who was cloned in the image of her creator, Professor Nadia Thalmann.

Meet Nadine, a humanoid social robot created by NTU
Press Telegraph, 13 Jan 2016

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.

Nadine The Social Robot Unveiled By Singaporean Lab
Ebuzz, 10 Jan 2016

In 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.

Nadine, the ’emotional’ social robot
Star2, 08 Jan 2016

This humanoid is the latest “social robot” – a new generation of robots developed to be used as personalised assistants in the office or as companions for children and the elderly at home.

Meet Nadine, a life-like robot with a personality of her own
Computer world, 08 Jan 2016

"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 the future," said Nadia Thalmann, a professor at Nanyang Technological University and lead researcher on the Nadia project. "This is somewhat like a real companion that is always with you and conscious of what is happening. So in the future, these socially intelligent robots could be like C-3PO, the iconic golden droid from Star Wars, with knowledge of language and etiquette."

Nadine & EDGAR, The Friendliest Robots You’ll Ever Meet
Asianscientist, 07 Jan 2016

Like any other receptionist, Nadine can look you in the eye, remember your name and recall your previous conversations with her. But do not be surprised if she looks strangely familiar—Nadine is in fact a social robot designed to resemble her creator Nadia Thalmann, a professor at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore).

New Social Robot Introduced In Singapore
News in English, 07 Jan 2016

A new social robot has been introduced to the public at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. The robot, called Nadine, was constructed by a research team at the university. Nadine has brown hair and a human-like skin. She can talk and act like a human and she even has her own personality. The social robot can show emotions, like anger and sadness and change into different moods, depending on the topics she is talking about.

Nadine, most human-like robot in the world
Press Telegraph, 05 Jan 2016

Her emotions change according to the conversations she has with people. The robot - Nadine, to give its full name - works as a receptionist at Singapore's NTU. The startlingly lifelike "social robot" Nadine is here to remember what you talked about last time she saw you and return your greeting with a friendly hello. Named after its creator, Prof Nadia Thalmann, Nadine is powered by software similar to Apple's Siri, meaning it can act as a personal assistant or companion.

Robot receptionist – Question of the day
Keye TV (CBS), 05 Jan 2016

Nadine works as a receptionist at Singapore's NTU. The only unusual thing about this receptionist is she's a robot. Nadine looks and acts just like a human receptionist. The robot even exhibits personality, moods and emotions. Made to look human, Nadine has long dark hair and is named after its creator, Prof Nadia Thalmann.

Social Robot Nadine Has a Personality
The Telegraph Voice, 05 Jan 2016

Powered by a software technology similar to Apple's interactive interface Siri, Nadine [pictured, above left] 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 emotional robot debuts in Singapore
Leader Standard, 05 Jan 2016

Her emotions change according to the conversations she has with people. The robot was designed by engineers from the Nanyang Technological University and was revealed this Tuesday in Singapore. The robot, named Nadine, has been employed as a receptionist at the university to test her skills. She has her own personality, memory and emotions.

Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Build His Own Ai Assistant
Newsweek, 04 Jan 2016

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, has bigger plans for 2016. He wants to create a personal assistant that runs on artificial intelligence (AI). In a post on his personal page on Monday, Zuckerberg announced his vision for the perfect assistant, “kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man ”—a reference to Marvel superhero Tony Stark’s digital butler. Zuckerberg would be well advised to get in touch with scientists at NTU in Singapore, who announced that they’ve built a “social” robot. The humanoid, named Nadine and powered by technology similar to Apple’s Siri, can recognize people she has previously met and engage in flowing conversation. The developers have also fitted her with a personality, meaning her mood can sour depending on what you say to her. Nadine’s creators hope similar technology could eventually provide companionship and aid to the young and elderly, and “serve as a platform for healthcare services in the future.” Or maybe it could just learn to make Zuckerberg the perfect cup of coffee.

Socially intelligent robot is friendly and remembers all your nice chats with her
Market Business News, 04 Jan 2016

Nadine is a socially intelligent robot who is friendly, greets you back, makes eye contact, and remembers all the nice chats you had with her – she will never forget your name, say scientists at NTU in Singapore. Nadine is not like other robots. She has her own personality, with its unique mood and emotions. She can recognise anybody she has met, and remembers everything that was discussed. She is named after Prof Nadia Thalmann, a Swiss Canadian computer graphics scientist, Director of the Institute for Media Innovation at NTU, and founder and head of the MIRALab Research Laboratory at the University of Geneva. Nadine’s robot cousin EDGAR comes complete with two highly-articulated arms and a rear-projection screen. EDGAR is a telepresence robot – he allows you to be in two places at the same time. EDGAR was created in Singapore by a team led by Assoc Prof Gerald Seet, from the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and the BeingThere Centre at NTU.

Nadine emotional robot debuts in Singapore
ITPro, 04 Jan 2016

Researchers in Singapore have showcased an intelligent robot that can express emotions, just like humans. Scientists at NTU in Singapore say the robot is "socially intelligent" and looks like a real human too. In fact, she was developed to look exactly like her creator, Professor Nadia Thalmann, who said robots like her will be increasingly used in the home and in the office. Researchers also released information about EDGAR, a telepresence robot that can express the gestures of a human operator, including giving speeches where necessary. EDGAR is a real demonstration of how telepresence and social robots can be used for business and education, said Assoc Prof Gerald Seet from the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.

This robot could be your next receptionist
Wired, 04 Jan 2016

You might be thinking how great this receptionist is at her job, and you'd be right – she's friendly, greets you back and even remembers your name and previous conversations when you meet her again. The only unusual thing about her? She's a robot. The robot, Nadine, works as a receptionist at Singapore's NTU. Named after its creator, Professor Nadia Thalmann, Nadine is powered by software similar to Apple's Siri, meaning it can act as a personal assistant or companion.

Nanyang Technological University of Singapore unveils Nadine, a social robot
Malaysia Hardware Zone, 04 Jan 2016

Made to resemble her (or its) creator, Professor Nadia Thalmann, Nadine features synthetic skin and hair to look as human-like as possible. Nadine is called a social robot since she features the kind of artificial intelligence that you’ll find in Apple's Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana.

Meet the first social robot, Nadine
Guru Mavin, 04 Jan 2016

Nadine is now working as the receptionist in the Nanyang Technological University or NTU, Singapore. She is powered with the intelligent software similar to the Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana. The software of Nadine has been developed by the scientists of NTU. The robotics has developed so far that a robot can now be used as the personal assistant in office or homes. Nadine is one of them and she is the first one. According to the scientists Nadine can also become the social companion of the youth society. We can expect the intelligent C-3PO robots of the famous Star Wars series in the future.

Nadine, the intelligent robot
Le Matin, 04 Jan 2016

Nadine is part of the generation of robots equipped with own emotions.

Ex Machina? Meet Nadine, A Human-Like Robot With ‘Personality, Mood And Emotions’
Inquisitr, 03 Jan 2016

Scientists in Singapore have created Nadine, the most human-like robot to have stepped on the face of the earth thus far. Nadine is a doppelganger robot who has been named and crafted after her creator, Prof Nadia Thalmann, and was unveiled recently at NTU in Singapore. Not only can you have intelligible conversations with Nadine, she has own her “personality,” “range of emotions,” and “mood swings,” just like any normal human would. Nadine has also been programmed by her creators to recognize faces and remember information.

Meet Nadine, The Emotionally Intelligent Robot
World Report, 03 Jan 2016

Meet Nadine, the emotionally intelligent robot. The robot was designed by engineers from NTU in Singapore. Nadine’s technology is very similar to the one Siri uses, and this enables her to talk and act like a human. Given that Nadine has a personality, she can change her mood and express emotions, according to the subject and the tone of the conversation. A robotics professor from the NTU School of Computer Engineering, Nadia Thalmann, said that Nadine resembles a human companion that is always aware of what is happening and is always with you. Another robot introduced by the same team is EDGAR, who is a robot that can copy the movements of its human user. EDGAR can be controlled from any place in the world that has internet.

Meet Nadine: The human-like robot with personality, moods and emotions
Christian Today, 03 Jan 2016

At NTU in Singapore, researchers have developed a human-like robot that can remarkably show personality, mood and emotions. The humanoid, nicknamed "Nadine," was unveiled last week during a new media showcase at the university. Prof Nadia Thalmann, the robot's creator, explained that Nadine can also perform a skill essential to every receptionist. "She smiles when greeting you, looks at you in the eye when talking, and can also shake hands with you. "Physical social robots such as Nadine are poised to become more visible in offices and homes in future," the professor said. She added that these humanoids can be particularly useful to countries with very few workers, and those that need professionals in the healthcare sector.

Nadine, a hyper-realistic humanoid coming from Singapore
4eRevolution, 03 Jan 2016

The Japanese are undoubtedly the greatest lovers of ultra-realistic Humanoids, but researchers are not alone in working on this type of robots. Professor Nadia Thalmann of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) develops Nadine, a home of a new robot type. It is able to recognize his interlocutors and has capable AI, according to its designers, to express personality, feelings. The purpose of such a machine coupled with this decidedly realistic appearance is to be a “social robot”, a robot designed to interact with humans.

Nadine, the Social Robot That Remembers You
Stranger Dimensions, 03 Jan 2016

Meet Nadine, a social robot designed by Professor Nadia Thalmann of Nanyang Technological University. This robot, made to look somewhat like her creator, has her own personality. She can greet you, wave her hands, answer questions, and even remember your name and details from previous conversations.

Lifelike robot will remember your conversation with her
Charlotte Observer (Pulitzer prize-winning newspaper), 02 Jan 2016

The friendly Nadine, a “receptionist” at Singapore’s NTU, will greet you back when you say “hello” – and the next time you meet her, she will recognize you, remember your name and your previous conversation with her. adine is the latest social robot developed by scientists at NTU. The double of its creator, Prof Nadia Thalmann, Nadine is powered by intelligent software similar to Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana. Nadine could be a personal assistant in offices and homes in the future, as well as a social companion for the young and the elderly.

New Social Robot Nadine Has a Personality
CIO Today, 02 Jan 2016

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, said Nadia Thalmann, a robotics professor NTU's School of Computer Engineering. In the future social robots like Nadine could become office assistants or serve as companions and caretakers for the children and the elderly at home. Thalmann and her colleagues also introduced EDGAR, a tele-presence robot capable of replicating the movements of its human user in real time. Engineering professor Gerald Seet said EDGAR and robots like him could prove useful in education, business and tourism industries.

Meet Nadine, The New Social Robot Who Will Take Our Jobs
Bustle Magazine, 02 Jan 2016

Robotic technology just keeps getting better, but this newest development might be cause for concern in addition to celebration. Scientists at Singapore's NTU have created a new social robot that will take your job, if you're not careful. "Nadine," as the robot is known, was cooked up in the Institute for Media Innovation to exceed the capacities of other robots who have come before her. It's probably only a matter of time before her capacities exceed yours, too. Professor Nadia Thalmann, suggests that Nadine could be used in the future as an office or personal assistant, or to help provide healthcare services.

Now, a social robot receptionist
The Hindu, 02 Jan 2016

At NTU Singapore, current research on robotics has yielded interesting results. The university now has social and telepresence robots that can interact with people and converse intelligently. The latest example of a social robot that has been developed at the university is Nadine. Prof Nadia Thalmann, creator of Nadine from NTU’s School of Computer Engineering listed these social robots among the media innovations that companies can leverage for commercialisation. Social robots may have a wide range of applications. EDGAR, on the other hand, is a telepresence robot. Such robots can be controlled by a user sitting in a remote location in front of a webcam and the controls.

New Social Robot Nadine Has a Personality
Newsfactor Network, 02 Jan 2016

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. Nadine can use her social intelligence to express emotions and change moods in accordance with the topic and tone of conversation, explained Nadia Thalmann, a robotics professor NTU's School of Computer Engineering. For now, Nadine will simply talk to students and faculty at NTU. 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.

Social robot’ Nadine can converse with people, adapt their responses and remember previous conversations
Northern Californian, 02 Jan 2016

There is a terrifyingly lifelike ‘social robot’ called Nadine that looks and acts like its owner. Nadine sits behind the welcome desk at a Singapore university as a receptionist and is causing a stir. The robot has mousy, shoulder-length hair neatly parted sideways.

Social Robot ‘Nadine’
Oneworldnews, 02 Jan 2016

Scientists in Singapore have developed a robot like human-beings. Robot has soft skin, brunette hair and is capable of expressing emotions and gestures like shaking hands and conversing. Researchers said that ” Nadine is a friendly robot, which smile whole greeting you, looks in eyes when talking to you and will remember your name and your previous conservation in the next you meet her. Nadine is different from other robots; she had her own personality she can be happy or sad, depending upon conversation.

Op-Ed: Robot receptionists — The new social robots, and big questions
Digital Journal, 02 Jan 2016

Nadine is a move in robotics which raises a lot of questions. “Social” robots? Many years ago, a friend told me about new Japanese robots which were so lifelike it was almost impossible to tell they were robots. The question was, and remains, what actual use these robots are.

This robot secretary is mind-blowingly lifelike
Hello Giggles, 02 Jan 2016

Just in time for the New Year, scientists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore unveiled this past Tuesday “Nadine,” a socially intelligent, human-looking robot complete with “her own personality, mood and emotions,”

Robotics Marvels – NTU Researchers develop unique social and tele-presence robots
PerfScience, 02 Jan 2016

Robotics is turning into an exciting field. Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have developed two one of a kind robots- one is a latest humanoid social robot and second one is telepresence robots.

Meet The First Robot With Own Personality: Nadine
Turizmglobal, 02 Jan 2016

Professor Thalmann from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University and her team worked to create Nadine since 2011 and this four years passing with rigid research between multiple disciplines like engineering, computer science, linguistics, psychology. Then after the huge efforts they create perfect virtual human with soft skin and reacted like human, Nadine.

Introducing Nadine, the robot with a human personality
Recorder Journal, 02 Jan 2016

The latest social robot to make waves and headlines is Nadine, one that was created in the likeness of Professor Nadia Thalmann from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore). The humanoid's look is modeled on that of Nadia Thalmann, the director of the Institute for Media Innovation and a lead developer. 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.

AMAZING! Scientists Unveil Human-like Robot With Feeling In Singapore
Global Village Extra, 02 Jan 2016

In an amazing end to 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. ABC News reports that 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.”

Nadine, most human-like robot in the world
Fox 5, New York, 01 Jan 2016 (with NTU video)

She can recognize people and emotions. She also has soft skin and flowing brunette hair. Meet Nadine, the most human-like robot in the world. Nadine can be happy or sad, according to scientists at NTU in Singapore.

New humanoid robot ‘Nadine’ revealed
WGN TV, Chicago, 01 Jan 2016

Imagine a robot that looks like a human and can either keep you company or work as your personal assistant. It’s not science fiction. NTU in Singapore unveiled “Nadine,” a humanoid robot that can actually have a conversation, albeit a brief one, with you. The robot is programmed to recognize faces and remember bits of information. Nadine resembles Nadia Thalmann, the Swiss professor who helped develop the robot, which is said to be powered by software similar to what Apple uses for Siri.

Robot ‘Nadine’ tremendously different from conventional robots
The Californian Post, 01 Jan 2016

Nadine, a robotic receptionist at NTU in Singapore (NTU Singapore), is tremendously different from conventional robots as it has her own personality, mood and emotions. Resembling her creator, Prof Nadia Thalmann, an expert in virtual humans and a faculty member at School of Computer Engineering at the university, Nadine is programmed with intelligent personal “assistant” similar to American tech giant Apple’s Siri and software giant Microsoft’s Cortana computer program.

Meet Nadine, a humanoid robot with own personality and feelings
Wallstreet OTC, 01 Jan 2016

Meet Nadine, a humanoid robot with own personality and feelings which was designed by a team of engineers at NTU in Singapore to snatch the job of receptionist from its human counterparts. As soon as you engage in a short conversation with her you can notice that she is really friendly, her mood switches from happy to sad and back depending on the topic, and can recognize your name and give quotes from your conversations next time you see her. Prof Nadia Thalmann, the chief of the team that designed the android, explained that the bot is powered by intelligent software. Thalmann believes that robots should be used in more complex positions than those in manufacturing and logistics.

Meet Nadine, Terrifyingly lifelike ‘Social Robotic’ that looks and acts like its proprietor
Global Viral News, 01 Jan 2016

Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have created a new social robot, which they dubbed as ‘Nadine’. Nadine is a receptionist at the NTU University Singapore and is almost like a human being. She is having soft skin, flowing brunette hair and own personality, mood and emotions. She is completely different from other conventional robots and performs actions much similar to those of human beings.

New social and telepresence robots developed in Singapore
Future Timeline, 01 Jan 2016

Say hello to Nadine – a “receptionist” at Nanyang Technological University in 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. 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 most conventional robots, Nadine has her own personality, mood and emotions. She can be happy or sad, depending on the conversation. She also has a good memory, can visually recognise the people she has met and remember what the person had said before.

For 2016, Social Robots Unveiled
Science 2.0, 01 Jan 2016

Nadine, a friendly human-like robot at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore will greet you back and shake your hand. Unlike conventional robots, the inventors say Nadine has her own personality, mood and emotions, and the next time you meet her, she will remember your name and your previous conversation with her.

Nadine, the world’s most human-like robot, modeled after professor
nytimes, 01 Jan 2016

One of the receptionists at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore is a humanoid robot named Nadine. She has been deemed the “most human-like” robot in the world, and she is able to greet visitors, smile, shake hands, and even recall previous interactions and conversations.

Introducing Nadine, the robot with a human personality
Beacon Examiner, 01 Jan 2016

Engineers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have just unveiled an emotionally intelligent robot. The robot receptionist is able to greet visitors and remember their names, and even the conversations they have previously had. To top it all off, she looks nearly like a human being, with a full head of hair and dewy skin. Nadine has the capability of greeting you with a smile and looking in eyes while having a conversation. And she is a humanoid.

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