The Nao robot is popular in the robotics community. Nao has been around for a long time and has been experimented with over time to test and develop new robotic functions. In the video below, you can watch a demonstration of robotic self-awareness filmed at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with Professor Selmer Bringsjord.

The team programmed three robots to think that two of them were given a “dumbing pill.” The pill and placebo are “given” to the robots by pressing buttons on the top of the robots’ heads to initiate corresponding codes.

When Selmer asked which pill they received, their processors began to scramble to calculate the correct answer. Since two of them could not speak, one began to fumble around. The robot on the right stood up and said, “I don’t know,” only to realize the truth shortly after.

“Sorry, I know now,” the third Nao said, “I was able to prove that I was not given a dumbing pill.” After all, that Nao could move and speak. The purpose of this test was to demonstrate that the Nao robots could recognize and differentiate themselves from one another. At that particular point in time, it was self-aware and understood that it couldn’t possibly have received a dumbing pill.

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