Exclusive: Divesh Lala, a member of the project who programmed the script to find and classify solo and shared laughter by robot ERICA, shares the significance of the research which could enable robots to laugh like humans
This study is a pivotal step towards adding humanness to robots. Laughter is a very privileged and complex human emotion. The sense of humour differs from person to person. Even the type and extent of laughter is very subjective.