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2017

'Human+' exhibit explores the future of humanity, Nadine
CNET

The highlight of the exhibit has to be Nadine, one of the most realistic humanoid robots in the world. Created by Nadia Magnenat Thalmann from the Nanyang Technological University, the robot is modeled after her. Nadine is meant to be a companion who can read stories, send emails and talk to people.

HUMAN+ Showcases the Future of Our Species
Indesign Live, 30 May 2017

Sending visitors off is Nadine, a Singapore-built social robot created by (and modelled after) Professor Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, Director of the Institute for Media Innovation (IMI) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Chat With A Female Robot (Who's Made To Look Just Like Her Creator)
8 Days, 27 May 2017

Nadine doesn't just have skin, hair and limbs like you and I, she can engage in conversations, recognise people, and even show emotions. She is programmed today to embody happy emotions (phew!) though her mood can sour depending on what is said to her. Intriguing, but creepy. How do you begin a conversation with a robot? We have no idea either. We wave cautiously to her. She waves back. We decide to go the whole nine yards and quiz on her on everything from pop culture to existentialist questions. 

The cyborgs have arrived!
Rosette Media, 22 May 2017

A key highlight at HUMAN+ is the first public appearance of Nadine, one of the world’s most realistic female humanoid robots. Visitors will be able to interact with Nadine, a socially intelligent robot, who can recognise people she has previously met and can engage in conversations. She is living proof of what lies in the forefront of research into assistive technologies that are being developed for people with special needs in Singapore.

"Human+: The Future of Our Species" exhibition held in Singapore
Xinhua News, 18 May 2017

Director of Nanyang Technological University's Institute of Media Innovation Nadia Magnenat Thalmann (R) poses with her robot copy Nadine in the "Human+: The Future of Our Species" exhibition held at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, May 18, 2017. The exhibition, which will open to public on May 20, presents a future world where the lines between fiction and reality are blurred and shows how our perception of humanity is being transformed by science and technology. (Xinhua/Then Chih Wey)

Conversation with a humanoid robot (Print Edition)
The Straits Times, life weekend, 19 May 2017

Nadine the receptionist sits behind her computer, looking intently at the screen. When a visitor walks into her line of sight, she looks up and waves to him with a smile. She is a humanoid robot that is programmed to remember faces, past conversations and even recognise expressions.
The robot, which was unveiled by Nanyang Technological University in 2015, is one of the exhibits on display at the Human+ exhibition at ArtScience Museum.

Conversation with a humanoid robot (Digital Edition)
The Straits Times, lifestyle, 19 May 2017

Nadine the receptionist sits behind her computer, looking intently at the screen. When a visitor walks into her line of sight, she looks up and waves to him with a smile. She is a humanoid robot that is programmed to remember faces, past conversations and even recognise expressions.
The robot, which was unveiled by Nanyang Technological University in 2015, is one of the exhibits on display at the Human+ exhibition at ArtScience Museum.

Singapore’s receptionist robot makes her public debut at ArtScience Museum’s futuristic show
Channel NewsAsia Singapore, 19 May 2017

The thought-provoking exhibition HUMAN+: The Future Of Our Species also includes the first human cyborg, genetically-modified babies, and artists that perform with robots.
SINGAPORE: Since she started working as a receptionist at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) last year, social robot Nadine’s circle of friends has been limited to students, staff and visitors at NTU’s Institute of Media Innovation. But now, she’s stepping out into the real world and making her public debut at the ArtScience museum’s latest exhibition.

Future babies
The Global Times, 18 May 2017

Director of Nanyang Technological University's Institute of Media Innovation Nadia Magnenat Thalmann poses with her robot copy Nadine in the "Human+: The Future of Our Species" exhibition held at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, May 18, 2017. The exhibition, which will open to public on May 20, presents a future world where the lines between fiction and reality are blurred and shows how our perception of humanity is being transformed by science and technology.

Staying In Focus with… Professor Nadia Thalmann
In Focus, 13 Apr 2017

Despite having created a robot in her likeness, Professor Nadia Thalmann, a panellist for WIEF’s Global Discourse on artificial intelligent, doesn’t think AI can render humans obsolete.

Habla creadora de la humanoide que trabaja como recepcionista
Las Últimas Noticias, 09 Apr 2017, Spanish

"Ella luce y se comporta como un ser humano. Algunas personas, cuando la ven, no notan la diferencia", cuenta Nadia Thalmann.

Nadia Thalmann, la científica que creó el primer robot social en una versión más joven de si misma
El Mostrador, 28 Mar 2017, Spanish

Lo que parece haber salido de películas de ciencia ficción, ya empieza a tornarse una realidad. La psicóloga, bióloga y química suiza-canadiense ha liderado los avances en tecnología 3D, humanos virtuales y robots humanoides durante los últimos 30 años. Hace dos años creó a "Nadine", el primer prototipo de robot social idéntico a ella misma que tiene personalidad propia, es capaz de reconocer personas, tener emociones y manipular objetos.

Los robots tienen una inteligencia diferente a la de los humanos
El Mercurio, 26 Mar 2017, Spanish

Son capaces de imitar sentimientos, de mantener una conversación y de sonreír, pero les cuesta entender qué hay a su alrededor. En los próximos diez años no será raro verlos cuidando a ancianos y a niños, dice la científica a "El Mercurio".

This Born-In-Singapore Robot Could Soon Be Your Receptionist
RoboAsia, Feb 2017 - Apr 2017 Issue

SINGAPORE: In a black dress, with flowy brunette hair and soft skin, Nadine has her own distinct personality and makes eye contact with you. Not only does she recognise the people she meets, she also remembers past conversations.

Is robotics a solution to the growing needs of the elderly?
BBC News, 17 Mar 2017

The receptionist at the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, is a smiling brunette called Nadine. From a distance, nothing about her appearance seems unusual. It's only on closer inspection that doubts set in. Yes - she's a robot. Nadine is an "intelligent" robot capable of autonomous behaviour. For a machine, her looks and behaviour are remarkably natural.

Robo-nurses.
Real News, 17 Mar 2017

Nadine began life as a robotic receptionist however Professor Nadia Thalmann believes she could be developed right into a carer.The receptionist on the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological College, is a smiling brunette referred to as Nadine.From a distance, nothing about her look appears uncommon. It is solely on nearer inspection that doubts set in. Sure – she’s a robotic. Nadine is an “clever” robotic able to autonomous behaviour. For a machine, her seems and behavior are remarkably pure.

Robo-nurses.
Roznama Urdu, 17 Mar 2017

Nadine began life as a robotic receptionist however Professor Nadia Thalmann believes she could be developed right into a carer.The receptionist on the Institute of Media Innovation, at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological College, is a smiling brunette referred to as Nadine.From a distance, nothing about her look appears uncommon. It is solely on nearer inspection that doubts set in. Sure – she’s a robotic. Nadine is an “clever” robotic able to autonomous behaviour. For a machine, her seems and behavior are remarkably pure.

Will Nadine Steal My Job? Research Into Social Robot Companions
Social Value & Intangibles Review (SVIR), 26 Feb 2017

Interview with Prof Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Director, Institute for Media Innovation, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore)

Emergence of AI in Singapore: Will Robots Take Over Our Jobs?
Epoch Times, 15 Feb 2017

Meet Nadine, a friendly robot receptionist working at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The life-like brunette hair robot, contrived by scientists at NTU, was developed using intelligent software similar to Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana. The 1.7m tall Nadine was designed to resemble a ‘younger’ doppelgänger of Professor Thalman, one of its creators. She possesses good memory and has her own distinct character, mood and emotions. Not only does she greet visitors, smile, make eye contact and shake hands, but she can also remember your name and your previous conversation with her the next time you meet again.

10 Incredible Robots That Are Inspiring Us To Build The First Artificial Human
Gizmodo Australia, 06 Feb 2017

Developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Nadine is a social robot that integrates artificial intelligence with super-realistic physical features to dramatic effect. Nadine uses natural hand gestures and head movements during conversation, and her mouth moves when she talks (albeit not that well). She's a prime example of how AI and robotics will converge to create something distinctly human-like.

Vieillir? Jamais sans mon robot
RTS Radio Télevision Suisse, 01 Feb 2017, French

Aujourd'hui déjà, quelques EMS en Suisse romande utilisent des robots comme outils thérapeutiques. Certains robots de compagnie apaisent des angoisses et permettent de réduire certaines médications. C’est même une scientifique genevoise, Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, qui met au point, à Singapour, un robot androïde parmi les plus évolué pour rompre la solitude des personnes âgées. Ce robot qui lui ressemble et qu'elle a appelé Nadia, est capable d’exprimer 22 émotions différentes.

Real or Replica?
Epoch Times, Jan 2017 Edition, Hebrew

Magazine Article discussing about Human Actors being replaced by Robots.

Les progrès de l'intelligence artificielle ont fait émerger une nouvelle génération de robots
RTS Radio Télevision Suisse, 14 Jan 2017, French

Le salon d'électronique de Las Vegas a pris fin. Il est un laboratoire des temps nouveaux. Les robots de la nouvelle génération y ont fait une apparition remarquée.