Notification Center

This is our new notification center. Inside, you will find updates on the most important things happening right now.

Notifications

Hmm, push notifications seem to be disabled in your browser. You can enable them from the 'Settings' icon in the URL bar of your browser.

www.phonearena.com
Black Friday deals
Catch limited-time Black Friday deals on tech before they are gone!

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

5
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  “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.

Xmas Hugs website

source: Robots Dreams via Sammy Hub

New reasons to get excited every week

Get the most important news, reviews and deals in mobile tech delivered straight to your inbox

FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless