Consisting of international psychologists, neuroscientists, and roboticists, the Feelix Growing project is a team of braniacs hoping to build robots with human emotions that can adapt and respond to our needs depending on our interactions with them. So let's say you're happy cause you just got a 60-inch HDTV, the robot will pick up on your happiness by the tone of your voice and celebrate with you. Or if you're feeling down cause you can't afford a 60-inch HDTV, the robot will respond by trying to cheer you up. At the end of the 3-year project, the two robots that show the most emotion will be built across Europe, and at the rate we're going, eventually take over the world.
and at the rate we're going, eventually take over the world.
Scientists are never going to learn from those sci-fi movies, are they? Philip K. Dick in his grave! This is totally ridiculous...If I was feeling upset or happy, I'd want to share it with a human who can understand and relate through past life experience, instead of just responding to the emotion.
And anyway, how would these robots detect sarcasm?