However, just because it is not human and, therefore, he does not have prejudices, the Swedish robot can encourage people to get more involved, according to its powder, which makes it useful in situations where people often lie, for example in medical checks.
"We have seen research that shows that people in specific situations feel more comfortable opening and talking about difficult problems with a robot than with a human"said Furhat Robotics CEO Samer Al Moubayed. That's because a robot personality can reflect the personality of the person who interacts with it and also because people do not feelhe added.
The robot has been used at the Frankfurt airport as a polyglot consierge, helping passengers find a way, and also for customer service training, for example, by simulating buyers.
The science and technology company, Merck and Furhat Robotics, presented a robot in Stockholm which will ask people about their health and lifestyle and their evaluation of the risks of diabetes, alcoholism and hypothyroidism. If necessary, the robot will recommend that you have a blood test or go to a doctor. "Every robot needs a different personality depending on the job he does," said Moubayed. Furhat can be male or female, old or young, funny or seriously.