On Designing User-Friendly Robots: Angelica Lim at TEDxKyoto 2012 (Video)

Here's a robot video that I found interesting:

Robots move a step closer towards the human world as Roboticist Angelica Lim demonstrates the empathetic and emotional potential of our electronic partners. Angelica Lim Roboticist For many of us, the word "robot" probably inspires our imaginations and brings back memories of science fiction stories or television shows, or perhaps cartoon characters from our childhoods. Up until now robots have been thought of as either fictional creations or disembodied factory mechanisms slated to performing rote tasks. Angelica Lim, however, sees robots, and their potential quite differently. When Angelica Lim thinks of the word "robot", she envisions a future filled with a panoply of useful, accessible and empathetic robots helping us along in our oh-so-human lives. Angelica, a computer scientist currently pursing her Ph.D. in Intelligence Science at Kyoto University, has added her passion and determination to numerous projects in robotics, ranging from an underwater autonomous vehicle to audio-visual emotion processing for humanoids to gesture recognition for human-robot interaction. Her most recent project has been her work on a music-playing robot which has been featured at international conferences, in magazines and on TV, and for which she won an IROS NTF Award in Entertainment Robots and Systems in 2010. So does our future include responsive, empathetic and humanoid robots? With inspired and passionate scientists such as Angelica Lim leading the way, there is only one answer: yes. http://www.tedxkyoto.com/en/events-2/tedxkyoto/ アンジェリカ リム ロボット工学者 「ロボット」と聞いて、あなたはどんなものを想像しますか。SF映画やテレビ番組、漫画のキャラクターのような空想の産物?それとも、ある意味非現実的な工業用マシン?しかし、アンジェリカ・リムさんが思い描く「ロボット」は、日常生活の手助けをしてくれる、身近で感情豊かな存在。そして、そんなロボットがあふれる未来なのです。現在、アンジェリカさんは京都大学の知能工学の博士課程に在籍し、さまざまなロボット工学関連のプロジェクトに精力的に関わっています。例えば、海中自動車や、視聴覚的に感情を表現し人間とロボットが対話できるヒューマノイドがあります。また最近取り組んだ音楽を奏でるロボットは、国際会議や雑誌、テレビで取り上げられ、2010年には、ロボット界で権威の高い国際会議「IROS」(知能ロボットとシステムに関する国際会議)において、エンターテイメントテクノロジー分野で卓越した業績をあげた論文に贈られるNTF賞を受賞しました。ストレスなくわたしたち人間と共感し合えるヒューマノイド・ロボットは、本当に未来に実現できるでしょうか?彼女のような情熱的なロボット科学者がいる限り、その答えは「Yes!」です。 http://www.tedxkyoto.com/ja/events-2/tedxkyoto/ About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) http://www.tedxkyoto.com/en/about-ted/
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