Japan develops a robot that understands non verbal communication

      Home » Science & Technology » Japan develops a robot that understands non verbal communication

Japan develops a robot that understands non verbal communication

Rise of the machines ... I wonder if the robot can be programmed to respond to rude non verbal communication.

Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) have developed an autonomous humanoid robot they say can recognize and use body language.

NICT drew from research in neuroscience, cognitive science and psychology to create an android that relies on body language — i.e. gestures and touch — to facilitate natural and effective communication with humans.

When used in conjunction with (or instead of) spoken communication, the robot’s body language aims to simplify communication with people likely to have trouble interacting with robots, including children, the elderly, the computer-illiterate, and people who speak other languages.

NICT researchers hope the technology behind the droid’s “universal communication” skills will one day be put to practical use in robots that can work in the home or assist with rescue operations when disaster strikes.

The droid’s body language skills are due in large part to technology that allows it to observe, recognize and remember human behavior. NICT’s robot learns body language by watching — much like children, who learn nonverbal communication by watching others — and it can mimic the observed behavior with natural human-like motions.

The robot also creates 3D maps of each body it observes, and it commits the map to memory.

These maps allow the robot to remember how people and their bodies look, even when viewing them from different angles.

In addition, the robot is equipped with delicate force control mechanisms that allow for precise motion and safe physical interaction with humans.

More on the site
 http://www.pinktentacle.com...

nonverbal_robot.jpg - 26.79kb
By netchicken: posted on 9-11-2007








Japan develops a robot that understands non verbal communication | [Login ]
Powered by XMB
Privacy Policy