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Robots learning emotions from people

Robots are learning emotions from people, and they'll be reading this blog before long.

Feelix Growing is a research project involving six countries, and 25 roboticists, developmental psychologists and neuroscientists. It's this interdisciplinary mix that gives the project its umph.

The project's goal is 'to build robots that "learn from humans and respond in a socially and emotionally appropriate manner".'

Imprinting, the powerful instinct that makes chics follow their mothers will be patterned in machines.

They will also look at the facial gestures humans make - and learn to recognize patterns such as smiles or expressions of anger.

[Anger Management for Robots -- be the first to offer the online course.]

Robots, like humans, also will learn from 'behavioral and contact feedback.' And, like us, they will no doubt become interdependent on human cues and emotions. We are going be seeing some very sensitive 'artificial' creatures in our world before too long - for what is a decade or two when 'blink in the eye of Braham' is a world age? It's only the time between riding a bicycle and driving a car.

Chilled or thrilled? This part of human destiny is inevitable, it seems.
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Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen offers general corporate legal services, litigation consultation, and expertise in health law with a unique focus on alternative, complementary, and integrative medical therapies.

Michael H. Cohen is Principal in Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen and also President of the Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine (also known as the Institute for Health, Ethics, Law, Policy & Society), a forum for exploration of legal, regulatory, ethical, and health policy issues involved in the judicious integration of complementary and alternative medical therapies (such as acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine, chiropractic, massage therapy, herbal medicine) and conventional clinical care. The most recent published book by Michael H. Cohen on health care law, regulation, ethics and policy pertaining to complementary, alternative and integrative medicine and related fields is Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion. This is the fourth book in a series, following Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives (1998), Beyond Complementary Medicine: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Health Care and Human Evolution (2000), and Future Medicine: Ethical Dilemmas, Regulatory Challenges, and Therapeutic Pathways to Health Care and Healing in Human Transformation (2003).

Health care and corporate lawyer Michael H. Cohen has also been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales as a Solicitor (non-practicing), adding to Bar membership in four U.S. states.
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