AI for your bot?
April 15, 2009
Eliza is an algorythum written in the 60's by a dude called Joseph Weizenbaum. Here is a sample program as a web applet.
Could this be a semi easy to use answer to giving a robot a persnality?
I dont think it would be that hard to place her into a robot with a screen at face height and a keyboard at waist height for interaction. WIth a bit of time and effort the screen could be replaced with a voice and the keyboard with a micraphone.
From looking at some of the code the input/response could be catered to anything, walter could be asked to get a beer and then give feedback about not being able to open the door for example, he could even go as far as telling you how much battery life he has left when asked how he feels.