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1. (WO2018045081) ROBOTS FOR INTERACTIVE COMEDY AND COMPANIONSHIP

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/045081    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/049458
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 31 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G05B 15/00
G05B 19/418
G06F 9/00
G06F 17/30
Applicants: TAECHYON ROBOTICS CORPORATION
Inventors: FAVIS, Stephen
SRIVASTAVA, Deepak
Title: ROBOTS FOR INTERACTIVE COMEDY AND COMPANIONSHIP
Abstract:
Method, systems, and algorithms are provided to generate and deliver interactive jokes, comedy monologues, comedy dialogues and comedy routines i) to a user/group in-person, via an interactive comedic robot or ii) to the user/group remotely, via an animated robot, chat-bot, or chatter-bot on internet connected television-, or web-, or mobile-, or projector-interface. Methods include creating a database of topics, set-up comments, punch lines and audio- and video- recordings of canned laughter and emotions. Algorithms include the selection and delivery of the topics, the set-up comments, and the punch lines packaged with the canned laughter and emotions. The jokes/comedy are delivered in a synthesized/recorded robotic or human voice representing one or more than one personality of the robot. The disclosed robots are usable for interactive entertainment, companionship, education, training, greeting, guiding and customer service applications as well as for user feed-back, customization, and crowdsourcing.