From robot to food – 3 AI projects here

Prof Thalmann with Nadine, a humanoid robot that acts and speaks like a human.PHOTO: ALICIA CHAN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES NADINE A companion robot designed by Professor Nadia Thalmann, director of the Nanyang Technological University’s Institute for Media Innovation. Nadine is a humanoid robot that acts and speaks like a human. She can answer questions posed to her, remember past conversations and even gauge how a person is feeling by reading their facial gestures. These are enabled through machine learning, which lets her learn speech patterns, recognise words and correct her database of facial gestures. Her creator, Prof Thalmann, said: “Learning is just the first step. Our future research is linking learning with memory to build a stronger relationship between robot and human.” One of the ambitious future goals for…


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