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Interactive, Emotion-Detecting Robot Developed 58

cylonlover writes "A team of Cambridge University researchers have now developed a system that can not only detect a user's emotional state, but can also make expressive responses of its own. Using a robotic likeness of the godfather of the programmable computer, Charles Babbage, the team has hooked the system up to a driving simulator and created a computerized driving companion and navigator that reacts to the driver in much the same way as a human passenger."
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Interactive, Emotion-Detecting Robot Developed

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  • Re:Why? (Score:5, Funny)

    by nospam007 ( 722110 ) on Tuesday January 04, 2011 @07:49AM (#34752498)

    No, we need hidden sensors in our glasses capable of telling us secret things that we cannot detect in the real world:

    "She's being sarcastic, she didn't really mean that."

    "She's really mad, even if she says she ain't"

    "By 'nothing' she meant you did a major screw-up"


Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.