The star of the demonstration is Pepper, a humanoid companion robot that communicates in a natural, intuitive way. Pepper can recognize your face, recognize your emotions, and adapt his behavior to your mood as he speaks to you, hears you and moves around autonomously. He will respond to the mood of the moment, expressing himself through the color of his eyes, images on his display screen or through his voice tone. Over time, Pepper adapts to the user’s personality traits, preferences, tastes and habits. Users can personalize Pepper by downloading software applications for things like dancing, games, or different languages. All of these raise interesting legal and ethical issues.
Olivier Guilhem of Aldebaran and SoftBank Robotics will present a demonstration on Legal and Ethical Implications for Robots in our Life on Friday, April 1st at 1:30 PM at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables, Florida.