Scientists have taught a robot to feel

July 16, 2012 14:07

Latstseri Nicole and her colleagues at the University of Pisa developed a technology that allows the robots to mimic facial expressions corresponding to a particular emotion.

System applied to a humanoid robot developed by scientists FACE, called HEFES (Hybrid engine for facial expressions synthesis). Appearance FACE copied from the wife of one of the founders of technology, says New Scientist, — give focus.

Under the polymer skin, covered with a skull and torso robot has 32 drive to mimic the movement of these muscles.

HEFES is a program that contains a set of algorithms. When a command is sent to the robot to reproduce any emotion, the appropriate algorithm commands the actuators. Thus FACE can show joy, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, and other emotions, as well as transitions from one emotion to another.

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