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Lovotics for Whom?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Robert Heiny, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Robert Heiny

    Robert Heiny Research Scientist of Learning and Education Flight Instructor

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    Are you ready for a love machine? How about "Kissinger" (Kiss Messenger), a tangible novel way to transfer a kiss through interactive digital media. It provides a physical interface enabling kiss communication for several applications. These are said to facilitate intimate human tele-presence with the real and virtual worlds.

    Still not convinced? Then view the videos of how to use this robot.

    Still not convinced you are ready? Then, maybe you'll be willing to try "Mini-Surrogate," miniature robots used as small surrogates of humans for telecommunication.

    These love machines are demonstrated by Lovotics, the brain child of Dr. Hooman Samani, a Research Fellow in Keio-NUS CUTE Center, National University of Singapore. He introduces a new generation of robots that, he argues, have the ability to love and be loved by humans.

    These machines use an advanced artificial intelligence system that includes three modules: an Artificial Endocrine System (based on physiology of love), Probabilistic Love Assembly (based on psychology of love) and Affective State Transition (based on emotions). Read More.

    What do you think? What uses do you see for this direction of research and product development? I think it's an intriquing approach to using in a machine data that describe various human systems. It at least provides ways to examine philosophical assumptions about the nature of human kind. Yes?

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