Inkha, The Roboceptionist
from the how-nice dept
Roland Piquepaille writes “In “Robo-receptionist clocks on,” Nature tells us the story of Inkha, a robot which greets guests of King’s College London (KCL) and adds artificial intelligence to the front desk. “Inkha — short for ‘interactive neurotic King’s head assembly’ — will dole out directions and events information. Like receptionists across the globe, she will also comment on the weather and fashion faux pas.” Inkha was funded with a ?8,400 grant and has become a celebrity in the U.K. It even has its own website. More excerpts from the article are available on my blog, which also includes additional pictures of Inkha.” Ah, to be insulted by a robot. I still don’t think this is as impressive as the other robot we discussed earlier this year that was supposed to be able to how attractive you are and give you pointers on how to look better.