STARTLE, Emotional Robotics
Software developed by Roke Manor Research in the UK is patterned after the human amygdala, a part of the brain that processes memory and emotional reactions. Installed in a vehicle, STARTLE detects threats, such as potholes, and responds by avoiding them.
The technology is also being tested in robot health monitoring and reacts to temperature or battery power changes. While still in the early stages, this is surely one step closer to making robots more human-like.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at September 6, 2012 11:05 AM