This video shows a small experiment in which Qbo is put in front of the mirror to see if he can learn to recognize himself, using the “Object Recognition” mode and the “Face Recognition” mode.
Qbo, using its stereoscopic vision, selects his image in the mirror and, with the help of one of the engineers, learns how to recognize himself. This quite simple experiment touches interesting psychological aspects of self-consciousness.
In this first version, a human guide presents Qbo to himself, but the designers are updating the technology so that the robot could present and self-recognize himself autonomously when found in front of the mirror.
Below, the robot can identify the difference between itself and another Qbo robot.