The robots, created for research aimed at understanding how more realistic long-term relationships might be developed between humans and androids, featured on three news bulletins for ITV news.
ERWIN (Emotional Robot with Intelligent Network) and 3D printed MARC (Multi-Actuated Robotic Companion) were both created by Dr John Murray from the School of Computer Science.
They are currently being used in a study by PhD student Mriganka Biswas to find out how some of the human-like thought biases in robot characteristics affect the human-robot relationship.
To see some clips from the interview with Dr Murray go to http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/story/2014-02-11/scientists-test-robots-with-facial-expressions/
The bulletins are not available on ITV Player.