Wednesday, 6 June 2018

The Importance of Teaching Robots to Hug

quote [ Hugs make us feel warm and safe and comforted and loved. If we need a hug and another human isn't available, we can sometimes get a little bit of satisfaction from hugging inanimate objects like stuffed animals, but it seems like robots might be able to be somewhat more fulfilling. The importance of hugs goes way beyond "oh that feels nice thank you." There’s plenty of research showing that hugs offer tangible health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and increasing oxytocin levels, as well as significant improvements to mental health, like social support reinforcement and stress relief. ]

CAN I HAVE A HUG PLEEESE? CAN I HAVE A HUG PLEEESE? CAN I HAVE A HUG PLEEESE? CAN I HAVE A HUG PLEEESE? CAN I HAVE A HUG PLEEESE? CAN I HAVE A HUG PLEEESE? CAN I HAVE A HUG PLEEESE?

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[by Ankylosaur@10:24pmGMT]

Comments

spaceloaf said @ 3:17am GMT on 7th Jun
Obligatory PBF
EvilNinjaX24 said @ 4:31am GMT on 7th Jun
It's all fun and games until that robot advances from hugging to squeezing, and then from squeezing to calling you "George."
arrowhen said @ 9:48am GMT on 7th Jun
Hugh E. said @ 9:49am GMT on 7th Jun
Combine this technology from Max Planck Institute with this artificial intelligence from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and we won't need dating anymore.
midden said @ 11:00am GMT on 7th Jun

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