January 6, 2011

Charles Keeps Road Rage in Check


After suffering his own bout of road rage with his GPS unit, Cambridge University Professor Peter Robinson created Charles. The head and shoulders device rides shotgun, reads facial cues and tone of voice andof the driver and sympathetically gives directions. Robinson claims that the robot is about 70% accurate at reading emotions and wants to further his development to be able to lower the radio volume or avoid instructional repetition. We expect they should work on that 30% before Charles gets tossed out the window.

Via Daily Mail

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at January 6, 2011 9:08 AM
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