Aniket Bera Bringing “Emotionally Intelligent Robot” to UMD

The growth of the computer science curriculum in the University of Maryland has already triggered the addition of new programs moving from other universities to join the University in its ambition project. Research Assistant Professor Aniket Bera will be bringing his robotics program and graphics research from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to College Park after learning more about the enhanced possibilities.

Bera will be joining the GAMMA group as well as bringing his latest work of an “emotionally intelligent” robot that can read one’s facial and real-time emotions in order to best help a person during a difficult time. If one is sad, it will approach a person and tell them a joke. If a someone is angry, it will back away and give people more personal space.

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