Friday, April 15, 2011

MTV Anti-Bullying

YouTube - Pink - Perfect (AHMIR cover) - Anti-Bullying video

YouTube - Pink - Perfect (AHMIR cover) - Anti-Bullying video: "Teenagers and kids who are bullied often feel like they are all alone and have no where to turn. If you see someone being bullied, reach out and let them know it's going to be ok. Just being there for someone will give them hope and change their life more than you know. Take a stand against bullying. The world is better when we're all friends and not enemies.

Purchase this song on iTunes and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Make Laughter Count foundation (an organization that brings comedians & entertainers together to increase awareness about bullying and raising funds for charities):"

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Vinod Thakur- India Got Talent 2

I love kids who persevere!

True dedication, commitment and love for life....this is really called a TALENT...!!! Cheers Vinod!!!

How Do People Respond to Being Touched by a Robot?

How might people react if they were touched by a robot? Would they recoil, or would they take it in stride? In an initial study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found people generally had a positive response toward being touched by a robotic nurse, but that their perception of the robot's intent made a significant difference.

Charlie Kemp, assistant professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, and Tiffany Chen, doctoral student at Tech, talk about their investigation that looks at how being attended by a robot can affect people's comfort level.

The research took place in Kemp's Healthcare Robotics Lab with the robot known as Cody. Cody is now sporting new Xbox 360 Kinect headgear, gear that he didn't have in the initial study.

Video: Rob Felt, David Terraso/Georgia Tech
Photos: Rob Felt/Georgia Tech