Emotion

07.19.12
RIM applies for patent on detecting emotion in messaging, wants you chilled while you BBM
07.19.12

RIM applies for patent on detecting emotion in messaging, wants you chilled while you BBM

Ever get the shakes sending out an angry text message? You'd better be careful if you buy a BlackB...

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07.09.12
Chinese androids wear tracksuits, play sports, but not at the same time (video)
07.09.12

Chinese androids wear tracksuits, play sports, but not at the same time (video)

When we last caught up with the Beijing Institute's family of bots, their abilities extended to sl...

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06.11.12
Keio University democratizes facial recognition technology for Avatars everywhere (video)
06.11.12

Keio University democratizes facial recognition technology for Avatars everywhere (video)

If you liked the look of that facial recognition technology on its way to Everquest II, but aren't...

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11.25.11
Crapgadget: BFF Gemz dilute the notion of a best friend (video)
11.25.11

Crapgadget: BFF Gemz dilute the notion of a best friend (video)

If you want a charm that hangs 'round your neck and glows whenever your friend Missy tells you...

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11.22.11
New computer system can read your emotions, will probably be annoying about it (video)
11.22.11

New computer system can read your emotions, will probably be annoying about it (video)

It's bad enough listening to your therapist drone on about the hatred you harbor toward your father....

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08.26.11
ETRO robot wears its heart on its face, promises to love you
08.26.11

ETRO robot wears its heart on its face, promises to love you

We prefer our robots stick to the household cleaning chores, a little DJing action even, and then...

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07.12.11
Social x-ray glasses can decode emotions, make your blind dates less awkward
07.12.11

Social x-ray glasses can decode emotions, make your blind dates less awkward

You may consider yourself a world-class liar, but a new pair of "social x-ray" glasses could soon e...

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05.20.11
Emoti-bots turn household objects into mopey machines (video)
05.20.11

Emoti-bots turn household objects into mopey machines (video)

Some emotional robots dip deep into the dark recesses of the uncanny valley, where our threshold...

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04.14.11
Google funds project to teach computers regret, sadly won't lead to apologetic machines
04.14.11

Google funds project to teach computers regret, sadly won't lead to apologetic machines

We've seen a rather creepy array of robots programmed to mimic human emotions, but teaching a machin...

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