AI + Robotics: Alice

 

ALICE

ALICE serves as a cognitive research robot at the famous MIRA-lab in the University of Geneva. Hanson Robotics, the founding member of The INDIGO consortium won over $6M Euro in EU funding, and its collaborative research resulting in ground-breaking robots and open-source software, and numerous publications. Additionally the Aleph robot served the INDIGO consortium, in Athens at the ICS FORTH and museum of Hellenic history.

Hanson

Here you can see Alice is a very basic robot, created to mimic human facial expressions. You can clearly see 5 facial expressions Neutral, Happy, Surprise, Disgust, Sad in ALICE. In the Alien Universe David 8 can display up to 8 discernable facial expressions.

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