KOBIAN Shows Emotion

Arnoud van den Heuvel
May 26th 2009

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Meet KOBIAN, the humanoid robot that is not only able to walk about and interact with humans, but uses its entire body in addition to its facial expressions to display a full range of emotions.


Notice how KOBIAN's helpers are on stand-by to prevent the machine from fainting.

What it does:
Walk
Talk
Hear
Wobble
Shake hands
Show delight
Show surprise
Show sadness
Show dislike
...

kobian happy

... Cry without tears

kobian etc

... Scare dogs; act gayish and hang around. How far are we away from The Bicentennial Man (1999)?

Via: pinktentacle.com |  Related: Let the Robots do the Teaching | The Professors Döppelganger Robot | Robot Asimo conducts concert

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Dora
Posted 28/12/2010 – 13:00

Hi I'm Dora, and I'm from British columbia Canada. I wouldn't mind meeting KOBIAN the humanoid robot that shows emotion! Would be so so so cool! Could I meet him someday? Just thought I'd ask! Thanks for showing us this fantastic robot! Hope to meet him along with Asimo Honda's most advanced humanoid robot.

Boghlan
Posted 29/05/2009 – 06:04

Wonderful!

Should men be able to give birth to children?


Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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