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'!

sources:nation.com.pk,nowpublic.com

Share by EmailShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on TwitterShare on tumblrShare on StumbleUponShare on PinterestShare on RedditShare on Edmodo
60 Comments
to use your custom avatar.
  • LizSunday, February 12, 2012 at 10:19 am
    I love this!!! it looks awsome! i want one!!!
    • swirlylollypops
      swirlylollypopsFriday, February 10, 2012 at 11:43 am
      eeekk!! it's soo creepy!!!!
      • alex123
        alex123Friday, December 16, 2011 at 4:08 pm
        that took long but a robot with emotions but what do you know it is possible
        • mathwiz2011
          mathwiz2011Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm
          what next robots will get maried WOW
          • mara808
            mara808Monday, December 12, 2011 at 1:25 pm
            I like all of its amotions it's LOL!!
            • iYoutuberWednesday, September 7, 2011 at 5:55 pm
              Cool I want one
              • john
                johnWednesday, September 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm
                Same question.
                • mathwiz2011
                  mathwiz2011Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 4:40 pm
                  what is your question
                • personSaturday, August 6, 2011 at 11:28 am
                  Does it do anything else?
                  • REtaRdation KIngThursday, May 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm
                    That a cool robot
                    • nicWednesday, April 6, 2011 at 6:03 am
                      really cool

                      Geography

                      Most Popular Articles

                      The World's Deepest Pool Is Scarily . . . Deep!
                      Making Sense Of The Ebola Virus
                      Candy That Doesn't Cause Cavities? Sweet!
                      The World's Deepest Pool Is Scarily . . . Deep!
                      Minecraft As A Mandatory Subject In School? Sweet!
                      Boo Mania Sweeps Over America (And The World)!
                      Are You Ready To 'Gangnam Style'?
                      Video Of The Week - If Frozen Was A Horror Movie . . .

                      Latest Comments

                      HockeyBoss4 wrote:

                      That is a good current event
                      Just In Time For Halloween - A R...

                      retrotaco
                      retrotaco wrote:

                      oh my gosh, that is so creepy! i...
                      Super Crystal Could Allow Mere M...

                      27 candies wrote:

                      that is a amazing!!!
                      Video Of The Week - Nickola Tesl...

                      ALA