Most people cannot imagine having any kind of relationship with a robot. Ironically, most computer users already have it with their devices: We depend upon artificial intelligence (AI) via our cellphones every day. Machines are affecting your choices more than ever before, from driving instructions to the food you consume. After all, their computers have meticulously profiled you. Your phone’s AI likely knows everything about you than your family or friends.
In other words, a rising percentage of individuals regard their AI as well as robots as extensions of themselves. Military personnel, for example, become attached to autonomous robots that aid in their training. There are also lonely men and women who are kept company by love robots.
Humans are sociable animals by nature; we flourish in a “pack” and will most likely connect with something given the correct circumstances. Is it feasible to duplicate human interactions with robots in this context? How near are scientists to developing an android which also looks, works, thinks, and speaks like a human?
Can we create relationships with machines similar to those formed between excellent friends or, at the very least, among owner and pet? In a nutshell, what does the evolution of human interaction look like?
ERA of Social Robots :
According to the Turing test, if a machine can pass for a human being, it is intelligent. As of this writing, there are a few AIs which have met the Turing test to a certain extent. Eugene Goostman, a software, or a chatbot, that aced the exam in 2014, is one of them. The computer purported to become a 13-year-old Ukrainian kid in its answers. It spoke in a way that was indistinguishable from that of a teenager.
Several realistic robots are already available that have fluid dexterity and can have rudimentary dialogues. Some common examples are:
- Nanyang Technological University’s Nadine, a social humanoid that can operate independently and recall conversations
- Hanson Robotics’s Sophia, which appeared in numerous television shows.
- Geminoid F, a robot that featured in the Japanese film Sayonara
- Geminoid DK, a robotic clone of a Danish professor
Such robots, however, are no fit for the following example. In term of realism, Walt Disney’s Imagineering Team’s Avatar Shaman is possibly the most sophisticated. It is notable for its elegant, fluid movement, which has never been seen in some other robot. Alfred, Garner Holt’s animatronic character, is likely a close second. The humanoid was nicknamed the “world’s most expressive robot” due to its astounding ability to display a wide range of facial emotions.
Challenges and Limitations of Human-Robot interaction :
At this time, developing near-human skills in androids will most likely take decades. Robots can appear socially aware and self-aware thanks to neural networks and other AI computational models. These enable them to navigate, respond to, and aid humans. However, the acts they can perform are at most basic. They fall well short of meeting the full criteria of the Turing machine.
While people may sympathise with computers, the majority of the intellectual, physical, and psychological involvement in the connection will very certainly come from the human end. Unfortunately, which will not enough since humans need meaningful relationships.
Relationships, as the phrase goes, are a 2 different street. Currently, it appears that humans are much more prone to lead or oversee robots than to regard them as equals in a partnership dynamic.