Humans have long dreamed of machines that could function and perform just like other humans. However, giving machines emotional IQ has been an incredibly hard problem to solve. Aniket Bera and his team of researchers had the idea to create AI systems that can detect emotion based on gait. The applications for this type of robot can be seen in many industries including healthcare, law enforcement, and others especially in the time of social distancing. In this AI Today podcast we interview Aniket Bera, Assistant Research Professor in Computer Science at University of Maryland GAMMA lab to learn more about this robot.