Columbia Engineering researchers use AI to teach robots to make appropriate reactive human facial expressions, an ability that could build trust between humans and their robotic co-workers and care-givers. (See video below.)
While our facial expressions play a huge role in building trust, most robots still sport the blank and static visage of a professional poker player.
With the increasing use of robots in locations where robots and humans need to work closely together, from nursing homes to warehouses and factories, the need for a more responsive, facially realistic robot is growing more urgent. [Read more…] about The robot smiles back: Columbia scientists teach robot how to respond to human facial expressions