Skip to comments.Walking, talking living doll: Japanese scientists unveil female android.
Posted on 04/04/2010 6:09:44 PM PDT by honestabe010
Japanese professor Hiroshi Ishiguro yesterday unveiled a female android that can laugh and smile as it mimics a person's expressions.
Using a motion-capture system, the robot, called Geminoid TMF, can move its rubber face to imitate a smile, a toothy grin, and a grim look with furrowed brows. Prof Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University, developed the android with a team of researchers together with Japan's robot maker Kokoro.
Geminoid TMF was modelled on a young Japanese woman, who was present at the unveiling today. 'I felt like I had a twin sister,' the woman said afterwards.
The developers said they expected the robot to be eventually used in real-life situations, such as in hospitals.
'We've already got some data showing that the robot gave patients psychological security by nodding and smiling at them, when patients were checked on by doctors,' Satoko Inoue, spokeman for Kokoro, told Dawn.com...
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What else can it do?
Isn’t the concept of an android to be part human and part machine?
“...unveiled a female android that can laugh and smile as it mimics a person’s expressions.”
We still have no way of telling it apart from Nanzi Pelose.
Finally! The Otaku have found a suitable mate.
An android is a machine that looks like a human being. A cyborg is a machine that has some biological components. A cyborg may or may not look like a human being.
Ok, gotcha ....
These should be made in America and sold to all those lonely Chinese guys.
Everybody wants to play God.
Wow, better than those dolls Howard Stern featured on his show. LOL
Yep, you have to wonder if they are “anatomically correct”. They don’t really design them that way do they???????
I’ll take Summer Glau with the shotgun, please.
Androids are robots with convincing human(oid) appearance & behavior.
Cyborgs are part human part machine. I know - I am one.
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