Robots with empathy and sentience?

October 21, 2009 | By | Reply More

Long ago, it became clear that it’s easier to design robots to do “difficult” things like playing chess and doing mathematics than it is to have them do the “simple” things that we humans do. David Hanson is working to design robot faces look and act like ours. The prototypes he is demonstrating in this short TED video recognize and respond to emotion, and make expressions. Worth a look, even though it turns into a bit of a commercial at the end.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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