Zee Media Bureau
London: Here is some good news for al those who love robots. Will Jackson and his colleagues at Engineered Arts in Penryn, UK have developed a talking robot which can guess your mood by your gestures.
Named as SociBot-Mini, the robot uses a depth-sensing camera to capture and recognise gestures and can even gauge one`s mood from their grimaces and smiles. It can guess their age one`s age as well.
It can also use a web-cam to capture facial expressions.
The robot comes with chatbot software based on Rosette, which provides it a bit of understanding of speech.
SociBot-Mini`s transparent plastic face also has contours for a nose, mouth and eyes, and is backlit with a digital projector.
(With Agency inputs)