Around the World 07/27 - Day Ed
Hooman Samani and his team of researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed the Lovotics.
Their creation is a robot that's designed to imitate the human ability to love.
At a glance, it's just a mound of white fur.
It communicates its emotions by flashing different colors and inching closer to you when it's falling in love.
The programming of the robot was based on the interactions between two people in love.
According to Samani, people who are interested in each other would try to mirror each others' behavior.
That includes mimicking body movements, gestures and so much more.
Just like a human being in love, the robot tries to do the same in order to increase the probability of love.
Lovotics is equipped with built-in microphones, cameras and other sensors.
These parts allow it to recognize its user and build a long term relationship.
Some people who got a chance to check out this emotional robot pointed out a few possible upgrades.
These include additional features to help it interact with people better and more colors.
And as anyone who's ever been in love knows, the robot will learn bitter lessons in love that sometimes it hurts.
A massive number of magnificent sea creatures are headed towards their breeding grounds off the coast of Colombia.
The mass migration is a rare opportunity for visitors to catch humpback whales in action.
Some 100 whiles will pass through the warm waters near Tumaco en route to the site.
These gigantic mamals reproduce and raise their young calves each year in the Malaga Natural Reserve.
The Malaga Reserve, one of the world's most important humpback breeding sites, was created in August 2010 to protect whales.
The whales travel around 8-thousand kilometers to reach their destination.
After 4-months of rest, when their newborn calves are old enough, they would begin their return journey.
1-hundred and 23-thousand US dollars is how much a bottle of wine fetched upping the ante in the most expensive wine sold commercially.
The bottle of 1811 Chateau d'Yquem was sold to French private collector Christian Vanneque.
The bottle will be displayed at his new restaurant in Bali, Indonesia, which will open in September.
2017 is the year he plans to sample the costly wine, as that will mark his 50th year as a sommelier.
He compared the experience of purchasing and owning the pricey wine to getting acquainted with a 200 year-old lady.
He feels like a much younger, extremely shy boy in the relationship.
Even as to merely reach out and touch the bottle of wine was a humbling experience, according to him.
This particular bottle of white wine is different from most others for another reason.
While most white wines are not meant to age since they expire in the bottle after just a few years the high level of sugar serves as a preservative.
Experts say the flavor is developed each year it ages.
Daniel Choy, Arirang News.
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