French TV Segment

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Rajiv

Matilda is a robot based on communication. It’s got touch sense and detects emotions.

It can speak with a human voice. It also has body movements, gestures. It can also have expressions. We can call Matilda a sensitive and smart robot, able to communicate in order to enhance the quality of life of its human partners.

Host

Matilda uses its eyes as cameras to detect the smallest facial movement that translate into an emotion. After detecting them, Matilda can also quantify our emotions.  An example with four students practicing for a job interview.

Matilda interviewing a subject

You accept criticisms from your boss, but when you think he is wrong, you don’t hesitate to give your point of view.

Subject

No.

Rajiv.

These expressions above the line are positive, showing that Meghan is happy or surprised. The expressions you see below the line correspond to negative emotional states.

Host

Matilda is note a lie detector. It would be a way to measure objectively a candidate’s motivation. It would be a way to measure objectively a candidate’s motivation.

Rajiv

You can see from the emotional profile of these four candidates that some of them have more emotional spikes than others. So even if their verbal answers are identical they can have different emotional responses. In an interview situation you can hesitate between two people. Their emotional responses can tell you that they have difference passion for the job.

Host

However, Matilda could have another mission. In 2050, people over 60 are likely to outnumber younger people, which will lead to a shortage of healthcare workers. That’s when Matilda will be useful. Rajiv offers Thelma an interview with Matilda to talk about her diet.

Matilda

How are you?

Elderly subject

I’m good thanks.

Matilda

I’m glad that you’re good, but it would be better if I could see you smile. Let’s talk about your diet.

Elderly subject

 Ok.

Matilda

How many meals do you eat every day?

Elderly subject

Three meals a day.

Matilda

Do you like sweets?

Elderly subject

Yes, I like sweets.

Matilda

Eating a lot of sweets is not healthy, it can cause diabetes, and tooth decay.

Host

The games and activities it has to offer allow the elderly to stay mentally active.

That’s a good way to lighten nurses’ workload.