Robots show emotions

Der menschliche Roboter AsimoJapanese researchers are in the development of a copy of intelligent people have far. The market for service robots is growing schwungvoll. It is almost like right in the dentist’s office. If the drill on the nerve, the patient groans. Only this is not flesh and blood. However, the 1.60 meter tall robot the appearance of an average woman copied Japan, including a long, black hair. He can even to frown or roll their eyes when a schmerzempfindliche taken. “The facial expression is extremely realistic,” enthuses Tatsuo Matsuzaki Kokoro by the manufacturer. “Students can be the suffering of the patient comprehension.” Japan, this year the partner country at the Hanover Fair, is a trendsetter in the development of new generations of robots. With 370,000 copies, 40 percent of all the world used machines installed in Japanese factories. At 10,000 workers, 349 machines colleagues. And this is just the beginning. To the dwindling number of workers as a result of the rapid ageing of society to replace the planned Ministry of Trade and Industry (Meti) until 2025 the use of one million industrial robots. Every ten workers could replace the Authority has calculated. More than that but the government is pushing the development of service robots that can iron, rinse and food served in nursing homes and hospitals, the elderly and patients with all kinds of care or Spaben and play. Their number should be the world after a recent study by 2010 compared to 2006 of just over 3.5 million to around 7.1 million more than doubled. By 2025, the annual turnover of six to present to over 43 billion euro rise. The aim of the engineers are thinking, sentient and learning copies of the people. With Kansei is a study team of Meiji University in Tokyo this dream has a good deal closer. Depending on which word he hears, Kansei with a rubber skin uberzogenes face forgiven and happiness, surprise, anger, fear, grief and express disgust. Schnappt it about the word love, forgave his pink lips into a smile. Complex computer programs to control the associations. “In order to live among people, robots have complex social challenges,” explained project manager Junichi Takeno. “You have to deal with emotions, they understand and one day perhaps even feel.” Any progress will be difficult to achieve, as the story of Asimo exemplary. Since 1986 works Honda in the humanoids in 2000, the group’s first copy. There was not much more than a few minutes and cumbersome to move the head to rotate. Then the batteries were exhausted. The latest 1.30 meters tall and 54 kilograms heavy version can be integrated with its power supply already underway 40 minutes. If the battery filling below a certain level, Asimo marches by itself to the next recharging dock. It can now also balancing a tray, a front herschieben trolleys and even work in a team. To talk among the journeymen, who in Honda’s headquarters and welcomed a visitor to his interlocutor. Electronic eyes and sensors ensure that they have no one on the way anrempeln or against an obstacle encountered. Experts estimate that the Honda improvements more than one billion euros left. “This right is useful but Asimo is still not,” admits Shigeaki Yanai, general manager of the Japanese Robot Association. For a wide commercialization need the functionality of the humanoids be significantly improved. “Asimo can not just entertainment robots. He must have been quite helpful in everyday life. ”