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New 'emotional' robots to read human feelings

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Omron demonstrating its fourth-generation robot Forpheus playing with Olympic table tennis medallist Jun Mizutani in Japan last October. Forpheus has been designed to read body language to gauge its opponent's ability, as well as offer advice and encouragement.

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THE robot called Forpheus does more than play a mean game of table tennis. It can read body language to gauge its opponent's ability, and offer advice and encouragement.

"It will try to understand your mood and your playing ability and predict a bit about your next shot...

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