The Emergence of Social Robots: How Ai Will Assist Us in Our Growth

A social robot is an autonomous robot. It maintains interaction with humans or other physical agents.

The Emergence of Social Robots: How Ai Will Assist Us in Our Growth
Social Robots

A social robot is an autonomous robot. It maintains interaction with humans or other physical agents. These robots work by following the social behaviors and rules associated with their role. Like other robots, social robots have a physical body. It is not as physical as an aviator or on-screen synthetic social character. These two are completely different. Some synthetic social agents are designed to imply a head or face with a screen, which dynamically maintains contact with the user. In these cases, the position as a social robot depends on the body size of the social agent. If the robot has and uses some physical motor and sensor capabilities, then this system can be considered as a robot.



Now a robot is often described as having social qualities. An example of this is the tortoise made by William Gray Walter in the 1950s. Social robotics is the most recent branch of robotics. Since the early 1990s, researchers in artificial intelligence and robotics have been building robots that are exclusively engaged in the social sphere. Notable researchers include Cynthia Breazeal, Tori Belpeyimi, Adi Billard, Carstindautenhan, Ianis Demeris, Hiroshi Ishiguru, Maza Mataris, Javier Moveran, Brian Casellati, and Dean Weber. Takayuki Kanda, Himeki Kojima, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Miko Okada, Tomio Watanabe, and P. Rabindra S. D. Silva have also worked specifically in this regard.

Designing an autonomous robot is really a challenge. Because such a robot has to understand human work properly and respond accordingly. Yet this is not entirely possible.


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The most well-known social robot today is “Sophia”. It was created by Hanson Robotics. Sophia can speak with 50 facial expressions. It is the first non-human to be named the first UN in the world. SoftBank Robotics has created several social humanoid and semi-humanoid robots. These are often used in research. These include Pepper and Nao. Pepper is used in academic and commercial work. It is used in thousands of households in Japan.


Other social robots can be named: Honda and Casper's robot 'Asimo'. It was designed by the University of Hertfordshire. It is used to support children with autism, through games and interactive sports. ‘Cozmo’ and ‘Vector’ made by Ahashar fall into the same category. Social robots have to be human-like, not necessarily. A famous example of a non-humanoid social robot is a social robot called Paro the seal.


Erica: One of the World's Leading Advanced Humanoid Robots Made in Japan

Social Robots and Japan

Erica is the most advanced and autonomous Android robot in the world Erica is an acronym for Erato Intelligent Conversational Android. Its face is really very beautiful. Speaking synthesized voice produced by synthesis method. This humanoid robot was made in 2014 in Japan. It is capable of interacting with people or conducting dialogues. Since 2014, four models have been made. It can't walk. But in the summer of 2017, an improved version was made. As a result, it can now move its hands along its head, neck, and shoulders.

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This robot acts as if it has a specific emotion or it acts as if it has a sense. Psychologically it does something that it can feel. This is very important. Because we want social robots to interact with us in every situation on a daily basis. So if these look like human beings, we expect them to treat us like human beings. Otherwise, they would seem like an unusual, spooky, unearthly, strange, mysterious instrument.


‘We are building a new kind of social robot that is not really human. But we can interact with it just the way we interact with a human being. It is not alive. Yet it exists. You can interact with it socially up to a stage of the subconscious. That is why social robots are being shaped into humans. Social robots are truly different from all other robots. You can’t build a bond like a vacuum cleaner,” said Dylan F. Glas, an associate professor at Osaka University. He spent three years working behind Erica.

He added, ‘I created its mind, created all the software related to its brain, and controlled its behavior. Many more androids have been created. The focus was on making Erica fully autonomous so that she could talk to anyone. I think Erica is one of the most advanced robots in the world. "

The use of robots in mass production is increasing. According to the International Federation of Robotics, we will have 1.7 million robots in 2020. China, South Korea, Japan, and the United States will top the list of robotics countries. Japanese scientists have already started getting top-quality research results. As a result, these robots will be able to master more human behavior. Erica is just one example. It seems that the difference between man and machine will be further reduced.


Several countries around the world fear that robots will eventually drive people away. But Japan has very high expectations Ñ humanoid robots will solve some of their problems. Japan's population is declining rapidly. And according to the United Nations, its population is the oldest in the world. One suggested solution to the population problem is to replace the workers with robots and to use the robots in the service of the elderly.


Professor Hiroshi Ishiguru, the godfather of humanoid robots and one of the world's best programmers, said: "We are going to be transformed into a hyper-aging society. We need more help from robots. The old people are accepting the robot well. But scientists are under a kind of pressure from ordinary people. But scientists prefer to speak for Rot. '


Note that Erica is the brainchild of Hiroshi Ishiguro. And it is one of the most advanced quality robots in the world. Ishiguro believes that Japanese social structures have been built to accommodate more robots than in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Because, here is the most symmetrical and trustworthy culture. Apart from that, Japan is one of the first countries to use technology. Ishiguro said, ‘Take the smartphone. We could not have imagined that smartphones would be used so widely in Japan. Perhaps the same thing will happen with the use of robots. We firmly believe that we, the Japanese, are going to adopt more robots. "