When we talk about a robot, a soul robot
, which character of a soul robot will enter your mind?
Does it has ability of thinking like human?
Such as movie "I, Robot", it must help humankind to deal with many things.
Maybe it also help me to complete my homework.
The second feature in my mind is "Love".
We regard a robot as a family member, giving it much love and care as if we treat human baby.
Relatively,they also repay their love as a real people.
Dream is the last property that I believe it is an overachieving for a robot with soul.
Look this picture. It orignal form "A.I. Artificial Intelligence".
In order to become a real boy, the robot
, David is convinced that the Blue Fairy, from the story The Adventures of Pinocchio, will transform him into a human boy.
Although his dream does not come true, the alien help him to revive his late mother one day.
Monica tells David that she loves him, and has always loved him, as she drifts to sleep for the last time.
David lies down next to her, closes his eyes and goes "to that place where dreams are born".
There, we will introduce the current robot with soul reasearch.
This is a movie "Luxo Jr",produce by Pixar.
In this movie, we can see a machine acts like a mankind.
They interact with each other by emotion as if they can think.
And there is a reasearcher do reasearch was inspired by Luxo Jr
Guy Hoffman, the co-director in MIT?media innovation lab.
He is an animator, jazz musician, and roboticist.
He devotes himself to research of physical action and joint action in humans and robots.
A Robotic Desk Lamp is his representative works and it's inspiration from Luxo Jr.
A Robotic Desk Lamp research field contains human-robot fluency, non-anthropomorphic robotic, and nonverbal behavior.
Finally, let me introduce some released robot in the current market.
NAO is a humanoid robot designed to educate student.
It releases on France in 2006.
NAO became a teaching aids from primary school through university
, and it help student learn programming in a fun and practical way.
Pepper is a social robot designed to live with humans.
It releases on Japan in 2015.
It can converse with you,recognize and react o your emotions, and move and live autonomously.
Pepper's goal is to learn and grow step-by-step by so that one day he can be your companion at home.?
Romeo is still in development.
Romeo is designed to be a?genuine personal assistant and companion, especially to elders.
Like a housekeeper, he can help people with disabilities to move, or help their housework,and so on.