Friday, October 26, 2007
Android acquires nonverbal communication skills
As Japan’s population continues to age and shrink, more and more people are looking at robots as a way to improve productivity and support the nation’s changing lifestyles. With human-robot interactions on the rise, and with the recognition that much of human communication is nonverbal, researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) have developed an autonomous humanoid robot they say can recognize and use body language.
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