Artificial intelligence researcher Hooman Samani, from the Keio-NUS CUTE Center, has proposed a new generation of robots with the ability to love and be loved by humans.

Referred to as Lovotics, this research dwells on exploring new concepts and possibilities of developing human-to-robot relationship. It involves a deep understanding of the physiological, emotional and biological characteristics of human beings to create a similar environment artificially in a robot.

The advanced artificial intelligence of Lovotics is based on three modules namely, Artificial Endocrine System (based on physiology of love), Probabilistic Love Assembly (based on psychology of love) and Affective State Transition (based on emotions) modules.

While the psychological unit calculates probabilistic parameters like desirability, attachment and reciprocal liking; the physiological unit involves an artificial endocrine system consisting of artificial emotional and biological hormones.

Biological hormones likeMelatonin, Norepinephrine, Epinephrine, Orexin, Ghrelin, and Leptin are used at modulated biological parameters. Artificial hormones, on the other hand, include Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphin, and Oxytocin.

Thus, the new robot has the ability to feel a variety of emotions from love to anger and even jealousy.