Nexi is a next generation humanoid robot conceived and designed by roboticist Cynthia Breazeal's group at the MIT Media Lab. They call this so-called "emotional robot" an MDS (Mobile/Dexterous/Social). The robot can move its tiny body, hands, and face suggestive of human emotions. Gizmowatch says of Nexi, " Its arms, wrists, and hands are fully adaptable to clutch and raise stuffs up to 10 pounds. It possesses perfectly changeable features including eyes, eyebrows, eyelids, and mouth movement. Markedly attractive and chillingly touchy in a cartoonish way, and yet doesn't cause any problem recognizing the feelings. It moves on a pair of animatedly self-balancing wheels."
The damn robots are gonna rule the world peeps. Although I think they already do.
1. Emotional Robots - The development of emotional robots like Nexi opens up opportunities for interactive and empathetic human-robot interactions.
2. Humanoid Robotics - Advancements in humanoid robotics, such as Nexi, offer potential for improved dexterity and mobility in robots, leading to applications in various industries.
3. Adaptive Features - The integration of adaptable facial features and body movements in robots like Nexi presents new possibilities for more engaging and expressive human-machine interactions.
1. Healthcare - Emotional robots like Nexi can be utilized in healthcare settings to provide companionship, emotional support, and assistance to patients.
2. Customer Service - Humanoid robots with adaptive features could revolutionize customer service industries by enabling more interactive and personalized interactions with customers.
3. Manufacturing - The dexterity and mobility capabilities of humanoid robots like Nexi have the potential to enhance automation and efficiency in manufacturing processes.