iCub plays Casta Diva

Can a robot communicate emotions? In this video realized in collaboration with with SPECS at UPF in Barcelona (specs.upf.edu) and artist Behadad Rezazadeh, the iCub robot appears at ease in a beautifully choreographed scenario of music and lights. The iCub seems to be playing along with the lyrics of Casta Diva of Vincenzo Bellini sung by soprano Viriginia Patterson. Through its movements the iCub is able to transmit to the viewer a sense of understanding and enjoyment: can a robot really feel and transmit emotions?
This is what scientists from EU project Experimental Functional Android Assistant (efAA) are investigating. You can find more information here

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