Meet Charles, The Disembodied, Terror-Inducing GPS Navigator Robot
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You know what’s not terrifying enough? GPS systems. Thank goodness for Charles.
Charles, you see, is a bodiless GPS system that vaguely resembles a man’s head and shoulders. It sits in your passenger seat (as much as a bodiless GPS terrorbot can sit anyway), reads your facial cues, tone of voice and other behaviour and provides directions in a way that’s sympathetic to your mood.
The folks at Cambridge assure us that Charles is about 70% accurate at gauging the emotional state of the driver.
In rare cases, Charles is 100% accurate, but that’s only with the emotion “rage” and only when it’s sailing out the window of a moving vehicle. [Daily Mail via Engadget]