Finally - A Robot With Feelings!
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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