He’s less scary than a Dalek, trendier than a transformer, and now Victoria University’s security robot is putting a more compassionate face on his technological kind.
The robot, known affectionately as Marvin, spends most of his time in pieces while master’s degree students base their study on adapting and improving his working components.
However, when put back together Marvin has the capability of showing a repertoire of human emotions including fear, surprise, happiness, sadness and anger.
Victoria University computer systems engineering professor Dale Carnegie said the range of emotions allowed a modifier to be used to give robots preferences to deal with a variety of situations. more>>>