In today's mailbag about emotional intelligence - a robot named Zeno who has blinking eyes that can track people and a face that "captivates" a range of expressions.
The most fun is reading how they try and describe ... what only humans have, and robots do not.
David Hanson and a small group of engineers have been working on this creation for over 5 years. They believe there is a market for lifelike robotic companions, or social robots. I can't imagine why ...
From the article:
Unlike clearly artificial robotic toys, Hanson says he envisions Zeno as an interactive learning companion, a synthetic pal who can engage in conversation and convey human emotion through a face made of a skin-like, patented material Hanson calls frubber.