Current approaches to human-like robotic systems mostly leverage anthropomorphism but offer little more than empty shells. Multiple companies are marketing “empathetic” robots, supposed to feel alive and aimed at natural human interactions. But those propositions rely on too crude and simplistic solutions, often rehashing current trends of Machine Learning, and leading to uncanny, clumsy and boring systems, essentially uninterpretable. As long as the main focus remains on making robots and virtual humans that are “super intelligent” and conversational from the get go, without solving the problem of the structure and operation of the subjective perspective at the heart of consciousness and its relations to behaviours, the problem will remain.
The founder created the Projective Consciousness Model to address these methodological roadblocks. Our approach is fundamentally different, while compatible with the integration of more common technologies, with a unique selling point and competitive advantages based on our model of artificial consciousness, the founder'unique vision & ability to lead multidisciplinary teams toward products, and a core agile team.
Our unique approach puts first the design and implementation of artificial consciousness, emphasizing the affective-social-cognitive projective structure and operation of the phenomenology of subjectivity, as a core component of cybernetics, based on which other skills and intelligence can be built in a natural manner.
For users, Anki Cozmo robots with projective empathy and imagination feel more human and alive.