Engaging robot made at University of Cambridge

April 3, 2018 by  

A robot that simulates emotions has been invented at the University of Cambridge.

The robot is named Charles and it has been produced in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge. It has the ability to mimic human facial expressions. Printing services within Cambridge can be useful for people working at the cutting edge of technology because communication is vital.

Peter Robinson, a professor, has been working on the development of the project. Professor Robinson told Cambridge News:

“We’ve been interested in seeing if we can give computers the ability to understand social signals, to understand facial expressions, tone of voice, body posture and gesture.”

He explained that the robot was designed to demonstrate characteristics similar to those of a person. A big effort has been made to give Charles a realistic appearance. However, Professor Robinson has conceded that it has proved really tricky to manufacture anything similar to human muscles. The outcome is that the robot simply looks unusual.

Despite the unorthodox look which Charles has got, it may be possible to make further progress as science advances. Nevertheless, the robot is still of great interest to the public as it is. People are really interested in what robots can achieve at the moment. Some individuals are also intrigued at the potential prospect of robot domination.

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