Friday, June 26, 2009

Robot displays emotion, robot-mime uprising is nigh?

Scientists at Waseda Univerity unveiled a robot that can display a wide array of human emotions, CBS13 reports. Fitted with 48 actuators, the robot - called KOBIAN - can use it's whole face and body to express emotions such as anger, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness and surprise. The scientists hope that in the future robots will be able assist people in their daily lives. The ability to display human emotions would then aid in human-cyborg relations. 

You might not worry too much about these miming robots, but then you have to consider thehunter-robots. Am I the only one envisioning a future of roving bands of robot-mimes stalking prey among the rubble of human civilization? Probably. But it would be awesome.   

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