University of Hertfordshire - If I only had a heart

August 26, 2010

The first prototype robots capable of developing "emotions" as they interact with humans have been produced by researchers. The project was led by Lola Cãnamero, from the School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire, with input from a consortium of universities and robotic companies across Europe. The robots' emotions are based on a modelling of the early attachment process that human and chimpanzee infants undergo with their parents, when they develop a preference for a primary caregiver.

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