Developments for cars that can read emotions


SoftBank – the Japanese telecommunications and internet corporation – recently announced that it was teaming up with Honda to develop its humanoid robotic technology to build talking cars that can read a driver’s emotions.

Cars that can interact with drivers – sounds pretty crazy right? But, after SoftBank and Honda spoke at an event in Tokyo, they explained how it would all be possible through cloud-based technology based on SoftBank’s ‘Pepper’ robot – a life-sized robot that can read human emotions.

SoftBank Corp founder Masayoshi Son says “imagine if robots, with their super intelligence, devoted themselves to humans.”

"And imagine that cars themselves became supercomputers or robots one day. Honda will be the first to adopt this technology."

The Japanese automaker recently announced plans to establish a research facility in Tokyo in September to expand its research into artificial intelligence technology. As many car manufacturers plan to bring self-driving cars to the market in the coming years, Honda is certainly stepping up its game.

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