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Almost human: The robot called FACE who can display dozens of life-like emotions ...
The Daily Mail ^ | July 13, 2012 | Eddie Wrenn

Posted on 07/13/2012 3:32:41 PM PDT by EveningStar

Scientists are getting ever-closer to designing a robot which can pass for a human.

While we are not quite there yet, roboticists from the University of Pisa have brought us even closer with FACE - a robot who is able to display very lifelike human emotions, ranging the whole gamut from happiness to sadness and fear.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: robot
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Almost human: The robot called FACE who can display dozens of life-like emotions (and is based on one of the researcher's wives)

1 posted on 07/13/2012 3:32:50 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

News from another episode of The Twilight Zone.. I can think of at least 3.


2 posted on 07/13/2012 3:38:17 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: EveningStar
That's no robot!



That's a man, baby!
3 posted on 07/13/2012 3:43:33 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: EveningStar

Can it read a teleprompter?


4 posted on 07/13/2012 3:47:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: VanDeKoik
Here are the emotions, detailed:

Fear
Sadness
Amazement
Joy
Concern
Disgust
Happy
Silly
Horror

5 posted on 07/13/2012 3:50:31 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Borg Zombies walk around groaning "Commmppuutteerrrrssss......Commmppuutteerrrrssss......")
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To: EveningStar

Probably more human than some.


6 posted on 07/13/2012 3:57:41 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: EveningStar

Can it imitate the many psychotic tics and bugged out expressions of Nancy Pelosi?


7 posted on 07/13/2012 3:58:54 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: EveningStar

Probably more human than some.


8 posted on 07/13/2012 3:58:54 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: EveningStar; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; agrarianlady; ..

COUNSELLOR Yes, just double check that chair for me, would you, Kryten?

[Again KRYTEN checks, as instructed]

COUNSELLOR It is still screwed down, isn’t it?
KRYTEN Er, yes, sir.
COUNSELLOR With really long, long screws that go deep, deep into the ground?

[KRYTEN attempts an experimental shake of the chair, which doesn’t move]

KRYTEN Er, yes, sir.
COUNSELLOR Okay, now tell me, what kind of robot do you think you are? What were you programmed to do?
KRYTEN Oh well, I’m a sanitation droid, sir. I’m programmed to do sanitation-type things: washing, cleaning, ironing.
COUNSELLOR Hmm. You also drive spaceships though, don’t you? Pretend to be the science officer, and sit in that lovely, swivelly chair, with all those lovely, pretty buttons and press them all?
KRYTEN Yes, I do that too, sir. That’s sort of thanks to Mister Lister.
COUNSELLOR Mister Lister..?

[The COUNSELLOR shuffles a few papers, looking for references to the name]

KRYTEN He helped break my programming, sir. Over the years I have managed to develop some serious character faults of which I’m extremely proud! I’m even able to lie to a modest standard, for example: “you have a very fine hair cut!”

[KRYTEN laughs heartily, either as part of his example, or, perhaps, as a result of it. The COUNSELLOR catches on and laughs along for safety]

COUNSELLOR You see how good I’ve got? Also, “I’ve completely mastered pomposity, even though I say so myself!” I’ve also developed several rudimentary emotions, including fear: “Oh my God! It’s going to kill us!”; sadness: “Oh my God, it’s killed us”; happiness: “oh no it hasn’t!”; surprise: “Oohh! I’ve turned into a frog!”, and just lately, I’m proud to say, I’ve got the hang of anger, with rudimentary mindless violence:

[KRYTEN abruptly lets out a yell and thumps a fist down over the COUNSELLOR’s hand, who grimaces before again attempting to play along with the mechanoid in the usual, easy-going psychiatric manner]

KRYTEN That’s a newie.

[The COUNSELLOR nods in solicitous agreement, then begins making notes on his clipboard as KRYTEN prattles on]

KRYTEN I was going to launch it at this year’s Emotion Show. At the moment, I’m working on ambivalence, which means feeling two opposite, irreconcilable emotions about the same thing:

[KRYTEN works his facial servos diligently, yet all he achieves is to produce a series of disjointed grimaces, scowls and less obvious spasms. The COUNSELLOR watches, bemused]

KRYTEN As you can see, I haven’t quite got the hang of that one yet. I look like a dog with a caramel toffee.

[The COUNSELLOR checks his notes]

COUNSELLOR What is your relationship with Lister?
KRYTEN I love Mister Lister, sir, he taught me everything. Without him, I’d probably be normal.


9 posted on 07/13/2012 4:07:42 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1269 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: VanDeKoik

LOL! That’s a man, man! Austin, that’s my mother!


10 posted on 07/13/2012 4:10:01 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: VanDeKoik

LOL! That’s a man, man! Austin, that’s my mother!


11 posted on 07/13/2012 4:15:02 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: VanDeKoik

LOL! That’s a man, man! Austin, that’s my mother!


12 posted on 07/13/2012 4:17:16 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: VanDeKoik

LOL! That’s a man, man! Austin, that’s my mother!


13 posted on 07/13/2012 4:17:16 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks. I’m on the train coming home from work squished in with a bunch of strangers and laughing my nuts off to the point of crying after seeing that..


14 posted on 07/13/2012 4:29:37 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: EveningStar
Ah, will it be used for more experiments designed to explore the uncanny valley?

Interestingly, the other day, I Googled "what is it called when something looks almost human" and the first hit was a Wikipedia article on the uncanny valley. I had seen the concept discussed on a show about robotics a few months ago, but could not remember what it was called.

Someone in a previous post mentioned Nancy Pelosi. She may have entered the uncanny valley herself, with all those Botox injections...

15 posted on 07/13/2012 4:33:43 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: EveningStar

Nancy Pelosi?
Debbie Wasserman-Schulz?
Maxine Waters?
Cindy Sheehan?
Rachel Maddow?
Keith Olbermann?
Lawrence O’Donnell?
Chrissy Matthews?
Ed the Horse Schulz?
Rosie O’Donnell?
Roseanne Barr?

All of the above

Oh, I forgot, MOOSCHELLE, THE BELL(Shaped) FLOTUS


16 posted on 07/13/2012 4:37:17 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: EveningStar

That last facial sequence looked like what would be the face of an intern who worked for Teddy Kennedy as he was dropping his pants.....along with Chris Dodd.


17 posted on 07/13/2012 4:42:55 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: EveningStar
http://www.planetvideo.com.au/blog/2009/11/10/956-067~Terminator-2-Posters.jpg

The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.

Kyle Reese: You go naked. Something about the field generated by a living organism. Nothing dead will go. Dr. Silberman: Why? Kyle Reese: I didn't build the fucking thing! Dr. Silberman: Okay, okay. But this cyborg, if it's metal... Kyle Reese: Surrounded by living tissue! Dr. Silberman: Oh, right, right.

Can't see this going Wrong!

18 posted on 07/13/2012 4:52:43 PM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Considering the human women I have known...a robot might be preferable.

Certainly more logical...and rational!

19 posted on 07/13/2012 5:20:15 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: the invisib1e hand

But only if she is deep and well read...and a history buff.

20 posted on 07/13/2012 5:29:26 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Lazamataz

Very funny, but would you hit it?


21 posted on 07/13/2012 5:55:27 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: VanDeKoik

Man - Nancy Kerrigan has really let herself go.


22 posted on 07/13/2012 6:00:32 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

This isn’t about Obama?

Thanks EveningStar.


23 posted on 07/13/2012 6:59:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: EveningStar
Almost human: The robot called FACE who can display dozens of life-like emotions ...


24 posted on 07/13/2012 7:44:28 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

Pelosi makes the same bizarre faces which is why I called for a constitutional requirement that all members of Congress undergo random drug testing. Just about every, if not all government employees have to do it except politicians who make decisions that affect millions? That’s bullcrap. My niece is a drug counselor who swears Pelosi is using, she displays all the symptoms of cocaine and/or meth abuse. And who can forget Ted Kennedy, face beet red from drinking showing up to vote on a bill. Any other job these people would have been fired in two seconds flat.


25 posted on 07/15/2012 3:00:36 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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