Emoshape announced the production of the EPU II representing a significant advancement for the developments of robots, AI, Virtual Assistant and Gaming technologies. Mr. Levy Rosenthal, CEO of Emoshape and architect of the EPU comments that; “The growing presence of robotics and Artificial Intelligence in society at large means that meaningful emotional interaction is core to removing the barrier to widespread adoption. Emotion synthesis and the use of emotions remain a fundamental need for humans that cannot be addressed by today’s AI technology.”
The EPU is based on the eight primary emotions identified in the psycho-evolutionary theory. The ground-breaking EPU algorithms effectively enable machines to respond to stimuli in line with the eight primary emotions: anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust, and joy. This allows the intelligent machine to experience pain, pleasure, frustration and satisfaction, key to successful machine learning.
EPU-II, based on 32-bit load/store RISC architecture, allows a robot to experience more than 1.6 billion distinct emotional states. That’s over 50 times more computational horsepower than the previous-generation product. The EPU present a new leap for AI (artificial intelligence) on all fronts especially in the realm of robotics, smart toys, self-driving cars, home automation, and other major electronic devices.
The Evaluation Kit provides an evaluation platform for the Emotion Processing Unit II. The evaluation board is a vehicle to test and evaluate the emotion synthesis functionality of the EPU II. Customers can use this board to get a head start on software development prior to the arrival of their own hardware.
More information about the product and the company can be found at www.emoshape.com.