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Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Robot Than Can Identify Introverts

This Robot Can Tell If You're an Introvert

How one PhD student wants to make robots less creepy--and more emotionally intelligent.

Ilan Mochari | February 2, 2016

Would you be more receptive to working with a robot if the robot--like a human--knew when to make direct eye contact, and when to look away?
Sean Andrist, a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is building robots that can do just that, according to an article by Evan Ackerman on IEEE Spectrum's award-winning robotics blog.
His thesis is straightforward. When chatting, humans use their eyes to send tacit signals about conversational turn-taking. 


<more at; related links: (This Robot Changes How It Looks at You to Match Your Personality. January 28, 2016) and (+Video) (Three Minute Thesis Competition 2015 - 1st Place Sean Andrist. Published December 29, 2015) and (+Video) (Look Like Me: Matching Robot Personality via Gaze to Increase Motivation. Published on April 6, 2015)>

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