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Samsung Galaxy gadgets power a robot that gives... hugs

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Samsung Galaxy gadgets power a robot that gives... hugs
Samsung Galaxy gadgets power a robot that gives... hugs
While Apple is trying to impress the audience with giant iPads, Samsung is taking a bit creepier, yet original approach. Enter Hug-Chan – the robot that spreads the holiday spirit with its hugs. Yes, you read that correctly. The humanoid is currently exhibited at the Roppongi Hills hotel in Tokyo, Japan and entertains people with its holiday songs, dance moves (it can do “the robot” too), and, of course, by holding them in its embrace.

Hug-Chan is a project created by Samsung in association with RT Corp. What serves as the “brains” of the robot is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE tablet, and a Samsung Galaxy S II LTE plays the role of its 
Samsung Galaxy gadgets power a robot that gives... hugs
“heart”. In particular, the tablet handles movement and audio playback while the smartphone is used for user interaction and for inputting commands.

Those of you who cannot see Hug-Chan in person are free to check out the Galaxy Xmas Hugs website and watch a live stream of the robot in action. Alternatively, below is a “behind the scenes” video that explains how the whole project came to be.



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posted on 12 Dec 2011, 06:46

1. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


whoa!!!!

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 06:49

2. bloodline (Posts: 693; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


how cool is that

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 07:41

3. burnetet (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


what a racist name

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 08:05

4. remixfa (Posts: 13935; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ahh. the power of open source.

you wont find me hugging that death bot anytime soon though.. lol. My luck, skynet would be come self-aware at the exact moment im getting my robo-hug, and i get squished.

posted on 12 Dec 2011, 11:03 2

5. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Maybe I could get that *** robot to choke
the f**k out of verizon so they will release the nexus!

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