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Professor Sarkar featured in National Geographic article on new generation of robots

Jul. 28, 2011—Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering is featured in an article “Us. And them. Robots are being created that can think, act, and relate to humans. Are we ready?” that appeared in the August 2011 issue of National Geographic. [Other robots are making tentative forays into the treacherous terrain of human mental states and emotions. Nilanjan...

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Robots monitor emotional state of children

Feb. 19, 2009—The day that robot playmates help children with autism learn the social skills they naturally lack has come a step closer with the development of a system by Professor Nilanjan Sarkar that allows a robot to monitor a child’s emotional state. “There is a lot of research going on around the world today trying to...

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