Sony is working on a new robot technology that watches your gameplay and reacts to your emotions. It is a companion robot that is seemingly developed to help lonely gamers? And encourage them to play more games. According to the patent, data shows that when a player is being watched it boosts his/her motivation for playing the game. The patent describes the robot as a “joint viewing player.” The robot will react to your emotions.
The inventor focused on the possibility of utilizing a robot as a joint viewing player who experiences sympathy with a user. For example, it is expected that the user’s affinity with the robot is increased and motivation for playing a game is enhanced by the robot viewing the gameplay next to the user and being pleased or sad together with the user.
Something bizzare is in the works at Sony as the company filed a patent for a new technology that watches your gameplay and reacts accordingly.