Japanese robot displays expressions

Jun. 5 - Robots may not be able to feel emotions but Japanese scientists have created one which they say expresses them.

The newest Japanese humanoid robot, named ''Kansei'', frowns when he hears the word ''bomb'' and a smile lights up his face when he hears the word ''sushi''.

The robot created by a Japanese university research team can make up to 36 different facial expressions stemming from English words such as happiness, sadness, anger, disgust, fear and surprise -- and any combinations of these emotions.

Toshi Maeda reports.

SOUNDBITE: Meiji University Professor and Project Leader Junichi Takeno