A robot with social anxiety issues - yes, you heard it right!

2017-03-13
A robot with social anxiety issues - yes, you heard it right!

This unusual development belongs to Codame inventors. The robot was created for the DesertX exhibition. Its authors wanted to challenge a stereotype about smart machines being necessarily cute and friendly to a human. Developers created the robot which, vice versa, is “afraid” of people.

The device named ShyBot was tested in the Coachella Valley for a week. It was programed to move in such a way so as not to bump into people. Besides, it was watched by drones which were given a task not to fly up too close to the “nervous” robot which could be “scared away”.

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