Innovation Spotlight: Emoshape: Social Robots

Report Code: CON012A

In the Star Trek series, the character Data represents the plausible future development of a social robot—humanoid in appearance, and built to engage with people and create an emotional connection. Other human-centric robots have been featured in science fiction books and films. The rising technology and capabilities of artificial intelligence, the development of facial expression recognition, and human-like appearance and behavior of robots, is bringing this science fiction into our reality.

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