Thursday, October 29, 2020
    Home News Tech Japan scientists claim child-like robot made by them can 'feel pain'

    Japan scientists claim child-like robot made by them can ‘feel pain’

    Japanese scientists from Osaka University who created a child-like robot 'Affetto', have claimed that the robot is now capable of 'feeling pain'. A video shows the robot reacting to electrical charges applied to the synthetic skin and visibly wincing with the 'pain'.


    Bollywood actesses who were launched by Salman Khan

    These are the Bollywood actresses who were launched by Salman Khan in the Hindi film industry

    Hollywood Celebrities Mourn The Death Of James Lipton

    Hundreds of Hollywood stalwarts were given to James Lipton, an actor-turned-drama-school-dean to open up regarding their life and art and became an unexpected star.

    Television couples who went in for live in relationships!

    Many celebs from the tinsel town have opted for a live-in relationship. To know which are those couples, read on this article

    Aly Says Jasmin Is Being Her Real Self In Bigg Boss 14

    Although only three weeks have passed since the inception of Bigg Boss 14 on Colors TV with Salman Khan as the...

    Bigg Boss 14: Jasmin Says She Follows No Strict Diet

    Ace TV Actress Jasmin Bhasin has been successfully ruling the hearts of the audiences since her debut serial Tashan E Ishq (Zee...

    From Westworld to Ex Machina, human-like robots are staple features in many science fiction blockbusters.

    Now, humanoid robots are very much a reality, and are becoming more lifelike that ever.

    Scientists from Osaka University in Japan have developed an eerily-realistic child robot that can ‘feel’ pain.

    The robot, called Affetto, was first unveiled back in 2011, but the team has now incorporated synthetic skin, allowing the robot to detect changes in pressure.

    The researchers, led by Minoru Asada, explained: “Engineers and material scientists have developed a new tactile sensor and attached it to a child robot called Affetto that has a realistic face and body skeleton covered in artificial ‘skin.’

    “Affetto can discriminate soft and hard touches from the detected signals, and studies show that attaching skin sensors to Affetto helps it avoid ‘pain.’”

    Affetto responds to touches with a variety of facial expressions, including smiling, frowning and grimacing.

    Speaking in 2018, Hisashi Ishihara from Osaka University explained: “Android robot faces have persisted in being a black box problem: they have been implemented but have only been judged in vague and general terms.

    “Our precise findings will let us effectively control android facial movements to introduce more nuanced expressions, such as smiling and frowning.”

    While this might sound cruel, the researchers hope the robot will help humans to have deeper interactions with androids in the future.

    Mr Asada added: “’Social’ robots are being programmed to show empathetic reactions to pain in others through a mirroring mechanism similar to that reported in humans.”

    For latest entertainment news, bollywood news, hollywood news, celebrity gossips, latest movie reviews, entertainment news and gossips in hindi - follow Lehren on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

    ↓   Keep Scrolling for NEXT STORY   ↓

    Top Picks


    Kavita Kaushik: Contestants Of Bigg Boss 14 Are Not Being Real

    Bigg Boss 14 wild card contestant and actor Kavita Kaushik thinks that housemates of the current season are not being actual self;...

    Twisted 3 Teaser Promises A Thrilling Platter This Time

    He is known as the master in creating good horror and thriller films in Bollywood film industry. He is a well known...

    Deepika Padukone’s Manager Karishma Prakash Is Unreachable; NCB Puts Notice On Her Mumbai Office...

    A month back, actress Deepika Padukone’s alleged WhatsApp chats got leaked on the internet. In the chats, she was talking to...

    Neha Kakkar Makes First Public Appearance After Marriage

    Newly weds Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh were spotted at the Mumbai airport last night. The couple walked hand-in-hand and posed for...

    Bigg Boss 14: Nishant’s Stylist Gives A Sneak Peek On His Styling

    This is an exciting time for all the fans of TV actor Nishant Singh Malkani who mesmerized us with his powerful acting...

    Also Read

    Facebook trains AI robot to navigate ‘without a map’

    Facebook has developed a reinforcement learning algorithm which it claims lets a robot find its way in an unfamiliar environment "without using a map". The algorithm uses a depth-sensing camera, GPS and compass to get a robot to its goal with a "success rate of 99.9%".

    Robot that fetches toilet paper for person using bathroom debuts at...

    At CES 2020, American toilet paper brand Charmin unveiled a robot named 'RollBot', which can retrieve and deliver a fresh toilet paper roll to a person who has run out of it while using the bathroom.


    Shaheer Confirms His Relationship With Ruchikaa On Instagram

    Shaheer Sheikh is one of the very few A list TV actors in our industry today who has successfully created a place...

    Reel Mom Supriya’s Reaction To Shaheer’s Girlfriend Ruchikaa Is Adorable

    After TV actor Shaheer Sheikh, who made his relationship with Ruchikaa Kapoor official on Instagram, many TV celebrities and his fans across...

    Kapil Breaks His Silence On Online Hate And Twitter Trends

    Ace Indian comedian Kapil Sharma is known on a pan Indian level for his comedy but there is always a section of...

    Aly Says Jasmin Is Being Her Real Self In Bigg Boss 14

    Although only three weeks have passed since the inception of Bigg Boss 14 on Colors TV with Salman Khan as the...

    Kapil Sharma Opens Up About ‘Boycott Kapil Sharma Show’ Trend

    Kapil Sharma who has been a victim of troll many a times, states he does not give much attention to people who...