SOCIAL ROBOT WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FEATURE

Register USPTO Patent
Application Number 16408403
Status Pending
Filing Date 2019-05-09
First Publication Date 2019-12-05
Publication Date 2019-12-05
Owner WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (USA)
Inventor
  • Gewickey, Gregory I.
  • Ostrover, Lewis S.

Abstract

A method and apparatus for controlling a social robot includes operating an electronic output device based on social interactions between the social robot and a user. The social robot utilizes an algorithm or other logical solution process to infer a user mental state, for example a mood or desire, based on observation of the social interaction. Based on the inferred mental state, the social robot causes an action of the electronic output device to be selected. Actions may include, for example, playing a selected video clip, brewing a cup of coffee, or adjusting window blinds.

IPC Classes  ?

  • B25J 11/00 - Manipulators not otherwise provided for
  • G06N 3/00 - Computer systems based on biological models
  • B25J 13/00 - Controls for manipulators