Can a robot be as good a public speaker as a human?
Public speaking is one of the most complex abilities that humans have, because it involves effect narration and modulation of voice, along with appropriate use of gestures. A study from researchers in Japan and the UK seeks to understand whether robots can be effective in substituting humans for public speaking. They are studying two robots: the Anki Vector robot and the Pepper robot.
Can a robot really match a human?
The researchers hypothesized that while both robots have their own unique limitations when it comes to matching with humans (the Anki Vector robot lacks movement beyond its head, lift, and wheels, while the Pepper robot can make body movements like humans but lacks socia…