Finally - A Robot With Feelings!

By Meera Dolasia on July 22, 2009

Try being mean to this robot and he will let you know - and not just by moving his head, but his entire body. Meet Kobian, the latest creation from Tokyo's Waseda University.

The good-looking dude with startling bright pink lips, can express seven emotions - anger, joy, sadness, happiness, surprise, fear and even disgust! 

Besides having really 'mobile' eyebrows, eyes and mouth, Kobian also has a very agile neck, allowing him to express himself with a lot of flair.

His most vibrant emotions are joy and sadness. When he is delighted he opens his mouth and eyes wide and raises his hands up jubilantly. When he is sad, he closes his eyelids, hangs down his head and places a hand over his forehead, acting like he is in tears.

The emotional robot can also walk around, interact with people and perform tasks. Built bearing soft human hands, Kobian may be really close to a nursing career, which has been the ultimate aim of the researchers who have been developing him. We don't know if Kobian is going to show up in hospitals anytime soon, but he does put a twist in the old saying 'Acting like a Robot'!,

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  • Liz2/12/2012
    I love this!!! it looks awsome! i want one!!!
    • swirlylollypops
      eeekk!! it's soo creepy!!!!
      • alex123
        that took long but a robot with emotions but what do you know it is possible
        • mathwiz2011
          what next robots will get maried WOW
          • mara808
            I like all of its amotions it's LOL!!
            • iYoutuber9/7/2011
              Cool I want one
              • john
                Same question.
              • person8/6/2011
                Does it do anything else?
                • REtaRdation KIng5/5/2011
                  That a cool robot
                  • nic4/6/2011
                    really cool


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