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Tue 8 Mar 2016 12:43 PM

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Emotionally intelligent robot comes to life

Scientists in Singapore introduce "Nadine," a humanoid robot, who can think, feel and even recognise people. Sharon Reich reports.

Emotionally intelligent robot comes to life

With her brown hair, soft skin and expressive face, Nadine is a new brand of human-like robot that could one day, scientists hope, be used as a personal assistant or care provider for the elderly.

The 1.7-metre tall Nadine was created in the likeness of its maker, Nadia Thalmann, a visiting professor and director of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University's Institute of Media Innovation who has spent three decades researching into virtual humans.

Nadine's software allows the robot to express a range of emotions and recall a previous conversation. Nadine is not commercially available, but Thalmann predicted robots could one day be used as companions for people living with dementia.

(Source: Reuters YouTube channel)