The KOBIAN humanoid can express seven different emotions through its posture and facial expressions. It also uses its eyebrows and mouth to help express the different emotions.
The emotions the KOBIAN can express are surprise, delight, sadness, dislike, aversion, joy and bewilderment.
Manufacturers of KOBIAN hope to use this innovation in the nursing field.
Implications - Engineers have been advancing robotic technology for decades, but the most recent innovations are inspired by mainstream culture's increasing desire for androids that can emote just like humans. These responsive robots add a human quality to the emotionless nature of most modern technology, and pose great promise for the future in the fields of therapy, medical care and hospitality.
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