Wanted: Robot Seeking Friendship

Wanted: Robot Seeking Friendship

The Bina48 uses a special "character engine" in an attempt at replicating a human personality.

Elyse Lipman
  • 14 july 2010

Forget about dating, pets, or even children for life-long friendship.  How about instead creating your own super-intelligent robotic companion: one that looks like you, picks up your mannerisms, and even acquires similar personality traits?  It’s an eerie thought, but at the Terasem Movement Foundation, “friend robots” can make for genuine emotional companions and even preserve eternal life.

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