[NetBehaviour] Scientists add emotions to robotic hea

Simon Biggs s.biggs at eca.ac.uk
Mon Nov 24 17:23:29 CET 2008

Check out Stelarc¹s take on this




On 24/11/08 16:01, "marc garrett" <marc.garrett at furtherfield.org> wrote:

> Scientists add emotions to robotic head.
> Claiming that service-class robots will one day be pervasive,
> researchers at the University of the West of England's Bristol Robotics
> Laboratory (BRL) have begun investigating ways to make robots seem more
> human.
> Just as PCs are now common in households, workplaces, and parts of our
> environment, BRL expects "service-class" robotic devices to become "a
> pervasive element of our future society." This will represent a "huge
> opportunity for life enhancement and commercial exploitation," the lab adds.
> Typical occupations for tomorrow's robotic underlings are expected to
> include:
> * Aids for the elderly
> * Domestic servants
> * Tour guides
> * Hotel porters
> * Non beer-drinking "assistants" on construction sites
> * Leisure/gaming robots
> * Numerous military roles
> * "...and so on"
> Since service-class robots will occupy environments that contain people,
> there's a fundamental need for them to interact in an easy and natural
> manner with their human companions, BRL notes.
> more...
> http://www.deviceguru.com/scientists-add-emotions-to-robotic-head/
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