23 January 2017

Robot Dreams

One might wonder what the benefits are of enabling a robot to dream. However, as it turns out dreaming has significant health benefits also for humans. In humans, dreams have a complex way of consolidating memories and processing emotions. Dreams are inexplicably linked to the mind and can occur during the different phases of sleep or in form of day-dreaming. Respectively, dreams can be valuable for robots to consolidate information overload as well as form complex emotions. They could also help visually evaluate the health performance of a robot through imagery interpretation. Dreams are also a form of conscious experience. Dreams also provide a way to design consciousness in robots that may further provide ways of advancement in emotional experiences and the way they view the world. Dreams are often a simulated experience. They may even add further advancement to the self-awareness of a robot from personal insight, understanding, and originality. And, even further into autobiographical memories. Altered state of consciousness is a powerful experience.