The social robot
was created by experts in social robotics and artificial intelligence, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Cynthia Breazeal who researched human-machine interaction dynamic.
Children truly seem to reason about social robots
in unique ways," Jipson says.
Autonomously driven cars, drones that can be used to assassinate, social robots
to assist the young, the sick, and the elderly, and sex robots, are examples of technology that bring ethical issues to the forefront.
Prof Thalmann, the director of the Institute for Media Innovation who led the development of Nadine, said these social robots
are among NTU's many exciting new media innovations that companies can leverage for commercialization.
It is a near certainty that we will do the same with social robots
as they become increasingly commonplace.
This is a very exciting result that showcases how social robots
can be used to gain important insights about human behavior," said Cynthia Breazeal of MIT's Media Lab.
These early efforts (both commercial and research based) have, however, highlighted the potential that social robots
have in applications that involve interaction with children.
A new set of social robots
designed by the team may offer further insights into the bodily origins of social thought.
EDGAR is a real demonstration of how telepresence and social robots
can be used for business and education," said Gerald Seet from the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering NTU, who has spent the last three years developing EDGAR, the Telegraph reported.
The goal of the AAAI Robot Challenge was to work toward the development of an interactive social robot
For social robots
, assistive or companion, the social aspects and human emotional dimensions will require the agent to be able to understand and use normative language (for example, words and concepts used in moral discourse about praise and blame) to some extent to be able to properly respond at the very least to blame and disapproval that will be inevitably raised by human interactants in some contexts.
People name their social robots
, they confide in Siri that they were physically abused, and they ask a chatbot for moral support as they head out for chemotherapy.