Feelix Growing: A Robot That Knows How You Feel

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Feelix Growing: A Robot That Knows How You Feel
« on: July 25, 2008, 07:06:06 PM »
Feelix Growing: A Robot That Knows How You Feel

Kevin Prescott of ICT results writes, "I thought you might be
interested in a recent EU-funded robotic research
project", Feelix
Growing (FEEL, Interact, eXpress: a Global appRoach to develOpment
With INterdisciplinary Grounding). This oddly named project is an
attempt by European researchers to develop a robot with empathy.
Results story on the project says, "The technology pulls together
research in robotics, adaptive systems, developmental and comparative
psychology, neuroscience and ethology, which is all about human
behaviour." The robot will react to facial expression and emotional
states of nearby humans, and reveals its own state via robotic facial
expressions. It will rely on neural networks for learning capabilities.
The researchers believe making robots more empathetic will lead to greater
acceptance by humans.



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