Loss for Words and Throwing Punches

Have you ever been at a loss for words? You are experiencing a palpable and likely strong emotion, but you just can’t find the words to convey the experience. Unconsciously, your arms start animating vivid gestures in order to rally and move your audience. What about when you are in the moment, sharing the overwhelming experience with another being…perhaps it is a fight, perhaps it is a sexual encounter? Gestures themselves may fall short in conveying the full expression of your feeling. You strike out, or you embrace. In essence, you act, and the action has the effect of communication. Actions are the root of communication, and we have learned to extrapolate intentions and semantics from them. ADB features actions that communicate sentiment. The robot acts in a way that were it a human we would certainly ascribe feeling to it. Does that paradigm hold when the entity is artificial.

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