Posted on : 12-04-2010 | By : Skylar Ethan | In : Robot
Tags: Gen-X, motor, number of sensors, speakers, vibrator
After five years of rigorous research in robotics Japanese scientists have developed a wearable robotic device that is able to stimulate human feelings and sensations such as heart beat, hug, spine tickling etc. and is therefore capable of rousing your emotions associated with these sensations. The new robot named ‘iFeel-IM’ that implies “I Feel Therefore I Am” is built with a number of sensors, vibrator, motor and speakers incorporated in it.
In this world of mobile and cyber communication the aim is to convey the emotion and feelings shared via text messages. The software installed in the robot can identify nine emotions of humans including, joy, anger, fear and guilt. Once it decodes the emotional note hidden in the text message it converts it to its respective physical sensation with almost 90 per cent accuracy as the scientists claim. So, it is expected that this futuristic device will be popular among Gen-X who find texting is the easiest way of communication.