Meet the Social Companion Robots That Mimic Your Movements and Remember Your Conversations
The Nanyang Technological University unveils Nadine, a social humanoid robot modeled after here creator showcasing soft skin and flowing brunette hair.
Image: NTU Singapore
When you step into the reception of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, you may be greeted by a friendly woman who will remember your name and your previous conversation with her.
That woman is Nadine, a humanoid robot who has her own personality, mood, and emotions…depending on the conversation. She has excellent memory, being able to recognize people she has met and her conversations with them.
Nadine was modeled after her creator, Prof. Nadia Thalmann, the director of the Institute for Media Innovation. Looking lifelike, Nadine has soft skin, flowing brunette hair, and she will look you in the eyes as you talk. She is powered by intelligent software similar to Apple’s Siri or Microsoft’s Cortana.
Nadine the humanoid robot by NTU Singapore