Robots with social competence

View this inspiring video of Cynthia Breazeal showing examples of robots and smart gadgets that mimics emotions and body language.

In this video from TED.COM, we see how scientists are trying to get robots to interact on a more social level with us. Emotions and body language are key aspects when communicating, and now it seems as robots and smart gadgets are getting the ability to mimic emotions and body language.

Another smart application of this technology is to use it to project your mobility and body language to a remote smart gadget and participate in engaging communication from a distance.

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