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What ISS robot CIMON-2 can teach us about isolation

Techstination feature for Friday, May 15, 2020

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.       With so many people… having to cope with increasing amounts of loneliness…researchers are looking what lessons can be learned about human interaction with CIMON2.   You see, CIMON2 is the latest generation robot…being used aboard the International Space Station.   It uses AI…yep, it’s IBM’s Watson again….and can detect emotions and language tones.   CIMON expert Dr. Judith Buchheim of the University of Munich…

“We have designed CIMON to be a crew member…to assist crew in their daily activities and also to reduce workload and to bring a little bit of fun.  And our idea is to reduce stress.”

IBM’s Heather Fraser says non-invasive sensors are being used today along with AI to transform home care for the elderly…with lessons being learned from CIMON and it is really just the start.

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