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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1 comment:

Sriram said...

This is indeed some good news.I feel that Robotics is getting developed at a rate not unlike the speed of a snail.The ideas of a robot conversing fluently,helping humans with day-to-day jobs,etc still remain in Sci-fi books.