"Hello and welcome to your personal consultation"
Employees at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany recently experienced something very interesting and new - speaking with a humanoid robot. In cooperation with the TU Darmstadt, a field study is underway to investigate how people react and interact with humanoid robots.
“Hello and welcome to your personal consultation in the context of our Drive Your Development Days. How are you today?" The female android named "Elenoide"– a combination of the female name Elenore and android, a humanoid robot – holds a conversation in order to help employees further their professional development. It can interact, in other words process, what has been heard and, using the learning system it has been programmed with, give appropriate answers while gesturing.