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Emotionally Intelligent Robots as Future Human Companions

Nadine began as a computer image... and ended up as a real virtual human. “I am a social companion. I can speak with emotions and I can recognize people,” said the interactive robot that is programmed to think and react to human behavior.   At 1.7 meters - tall, the humanoid has brown hair, soft skin and a face that can express humanlike emotions. Nadine is a younger version of her inventor, Nadia Thalmann, the director of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University’s Institute...

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