“Emotional” Fake Fur

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‘Smart Fur’ Lets Robo-Pets Read Owners’ Emotions

This sounds like a fun idea, but I’d like to know how the interaction was designed. How are the emotions being read? How are the emotions being translated into gestures of touch? And then, how is this manifest in the patch of fur in such a way that it induces calm?



(Provocative Tribbles)



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