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Qbo robots: They flirt

Meet robots that are self-aware, can ID each other, and flirt.

From The Verge:
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You might say the ability to recognize itself in a mirror is a robot's first step toward self-awareness. Qbo has not only achieved that goal, it can also distinguish itself from other identical machines and carry on a simple conversation using speech synthesis (Festival) and recognition (Julius) programs. The researchers at TheCorpora simulated self-awareness through simplified mimicry of the way humans recognize themselves: we learn what we look like and verify by checking to see if our actions are mirrored.

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