That’s right. A computer that expresses happiness and sadness among other feelings. Robotic Computer (RoCo) has created a computer that can share in your emotions. The monitor acts as the head and LCD screen acts as the face. If you are sleepy, the computer will act drowsy. If you are confused, the computer will look the same. Basically, this robot computer will mimic or empathize with your emotions.
Who is this computer good for? Kids! The computer also provides words of encouragement. A small study was performed where one student was studying and then took a nap after becoming tired. The computer gently responded, “Come on. You can do it.” So, the computer has also taught ways to respond for positive reinforcement. The computer may also be good for senior citizens or those who spend a lot of time at home. It’s almost like having a pet around without having to take it for a walk!
No release of when or how much as of yet. There are still plenty of studies to be performed to ensure its safety and future growth.