real-time video shot as data for affective coding analysis of the effect on humans when interacting with a robot-- Hanson Robotic's Sophia-- embedded with AI designed to make her communicate in an especially loving way, and insightful about consciousness, human uniqueness, and emotion. 10 human volunteers took part in the initial pilot research that took place in Hong Kong, September, 2017. The robot followed a script that did not change, but allowed her to react to the human responses and cues she was receiving from each study participant. Test number 9, "Carlos," followed a very similar course, but something very different began to happen.

test no. 9