Source: Ian Randall For Mailonline
Facebook is considering building ’emotionally sensitive’ robots that can explore the world, identify objects and people and enable users to make friends remotely.
On-board sensors would allow the robots to spot people to engage with, judge their emotional state and listen to what they are saying, a patent filing revealed.
At the same time, the robot could display images, video and speak with people — potentially letting users meet people and make new friends remotely.
However, it is not known whether Facebook will follow through on the patent filing and make the rough robot designs a reality.