New Google Tech Can Teach Your Robot to Recognize You (and Your Mood)

Imagine a Roomba robot that not only recognizes you as you but can tell from the scowl on your face that now may not be the best time to vacuum around your feet. That’s the scenario enabled by a new Google tool that will let developers train robots, toys, and appliances to know who you are and even figure out from your expression what mood you’re in—and react accordingly. Google GOOG detailed its project in a blog post on Wednesday. A test version of the technology behind it, called Vision Application Programming Interface, is already available to developers. At its most basic, this API will let developers build software that can interact with Google cloud-based smarts in near-real-time. In theory, that Roomba-of-the-future may see you in the room, send your…


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