Google Secures Patent For Robots With Customizable Personalities – 2 April 2015

RT logoImagine a robot-pal who could mimic its owner, a “deceased loved one,” or even a “celebrity.” This sci-fi concept may soon be reality after Google was awarded a US patent to develop downloadable personalities for robots.

“The robot personality may also be modifiable within a base personality construct (i.e., a default-persona) to provide states or moods representing transitory conditions of happiness, fear, surprise, perplexion (e.g., the Woody Allen robot), thoughtfulness, derision (e.g., the Rodney Dangerfield robot), and so forth,” according to the patent, awarded on Wednesday.

Google’s plan would also allow for a robot to access a user’s devices to learn enough to craft a tailor-made personality around their data.

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