Saturday, March 12, 2011
Georgia Tech Wants Robots to Touch You
I have a friend who goes to Georgia Tech who told me to check out this video... and was reminded again to check it out when I was surfing the web. This is a program they're working on over there that involves the psychology of how people react to the presence of and interaction with a robot. The idea is especially with dealing with children, if no attempts are made to make the robot feel 'comforting' then it will be unable to provide proper health care.
I don't know about you guys, but AI is scary enough to me as it is... making it touch me softer won't make it any less scary in my opinion.
In before Skynet.
Also, yes that is an XBox 360 Kinect that the robot is using to 'see' people.
Posted by Brut at 6:31 PM