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Walking, talking living doll: Japanese scientists unveil female android.
Daily Mail via The Woodward Report ^ | April 4, 2009 | Anny Shaw

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at thewoodwardreport.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: androids; japan; robots
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1 posted on 04/04/2010 6:09:45 PM PDT by honestabe010
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Japanese professor Hiroshi Ishiguro yesterday unveiled a female android that can laugh and smile as it mimics a person's expressions

What else can it do?

2 posted on 04/04/2010 6:11:11 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: honestabe010

3 posted on 04/04/2010 6:11:40 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: honestabe010

Isn’t the concept of an android to be part human and part machine?


4 posted on 04/04/2010 6:13:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If someone calls me a racist I'll just tell them you're just saying that because I'm white ....)
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To: honestabe010

“...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.


5 posted on 04/04/2010 6:14:00 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: honestabe010

Finally! The Otaku have found a suitable mate.


6 posted on 04/04/2010 6:14:57 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: SkyDancer

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.


7 posted on 04/04/2010 6:16:49 PM PDT by AceMineral (Do you go to women? Don't forget your whip.)
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To: AceMineral

Ok, gotcha ....


8 posted on 04/04/2010 6:17:52 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If someone calls me a racist I'll just tell them you're just saying that because I'm white ....)
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To: honestabe010


10 posted on 04/04/2010 6:17:57 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: honestabe010

These should be made in America and sold to all those lonely Chinese guys.


11 posted on 04/04/2010 6:19:31 PM PDT by timeflies
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To: honestabe010

Everybody wants to play God.


12 posted on 04/04/2010 6:19:50 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: honestabe010

Wow, better than those dolls Howard Stern featured on his show. LOL


13 posted on 04/04/2010 6:19:55 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (THE CANDIDATE THE LEFT SMEARS THE MOST IS THE ONE THEY FEAR THE MOST.)
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14 posted on 04/04/2010 6:20:11 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: timeflies

Yep, you have to wonder if they are “anatomically correct”. They don’t really design them that way do they???????


15 posted on 04/04/2010 6:21:17 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I’ll take Summer Glau with the shotgun, please.


16 posted on 04/04/2010 6:21:53 PM PDT by ebshumidors (Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: SkyDancer

Androids are robots with convincing human(oid) appearance & behavior.

Cyborgs are part human part machine. I know - I am one.


17 posted on 04/04/2010 6:28:31 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (+)
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To: honestabe010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZobMzFJzL0U


18 posted on 04/04/2010 6:28:35 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: honestabe010

Cherry 2000

19 posted on 04/04/2010 6:33:21 PM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: Tzimisce; All

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3Xq-hiLEwI


20 posted on 04/04/2010 6:33:49 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: honestabe010
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.

Yeah, it's interesting to her now. But just wait until the adroid decides to kill her so it can take over her life.

21 posted on 04/04/2010 6:36:47 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: mountn man
Lol
22 posted on 04/04/2010 6:37:57 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: AceMineral
An android is a machine that looks like a human being.

You mean like the one in the WH?

23 posted on 04/04/2010 6:39:02 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: mountn man

Actually Lal.


24 posted on 04/04/2010 6:47:18 PM PDT by FreedomOfExpression
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
We still have no way of telling it apart from Nanzi Pelose.

The lifelike one will be the android.   ;-)

25 posted on 04/04/2010 6:48:12 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: maine-iac7; MineralMan
You mean like the one in the WH?


26 posted on 04/04/2010 6:48:38 PM PDT by raybbr (I hate B(ig) H(ead) Obama)
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To: honestabe010
The Lonely 1959 Twilight Zone


27 posted on 04/04/2010 6:50:01 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: honestabe010
Just as long as it never learns to say, "Half, Eddie!"

Mark

28 posted on 04/04/2010 6:50:11 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: 6SJ7

LOL!


29 posted on 04/04/2010 6:58:35 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: All

Still no pic of Julie Newmar? Considering the title of the article, that’s a major oversight.


30 posted on 04/04/2010 7:00:30 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: honestabe010

There are some impressive advancements in android robotics. Strong muscle movements can be made with pistons, spraying a small amount of concentrated hydrogen peroxide on a catalyst.

Weak, smooth and flowing muscle motions can be done with rubber tubes wrapped in a fiber sheath, inflated or deflated with air. Bunched together, they can act much like facial muscle groups, and their opposing muscle groups.

A big advance is in subdividing the “brain” of the robot into three parts. Only the “primitive” part is actually inside the robot’s body. The “mid-brain”, handling much more complicated functions, are in local computers. Then the “upper brain” is an Internet connection to a central computer.


31 posted on 04/04/2010 7:00:58 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: ctdonath2
Android

Did someone say "Android?"
32 posted on 04/04/2010 7:04:47 PM PDT by Mister Muggles (.Seattle: A city full of Liberal men with vaginas.)
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To: william clark
All you had to do was ask:
33 posted on 04/04/2010 7:07:29 PM PDT by Lucretia Borgia (Never bring a knife to a gun battle. Never bring a community organizer to lead your army.)
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To: honestabe010

"Harcourt Fenton Mudd, you drunk, good-for-nothing..."
34 posted on 04/04/2010 7:11:11 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (NEW TAG ====> **REPEAL OR REBEL!** -- Islam Delenda Est! -- Rumble thee forth)
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To: Charlespg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFL1UXuHJ-A


35 posted on 04/04/2010 7:16:59 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: honestabe010

"Now that's MY kinda WOMAN!!!


36 posted on 04/04/2010 7:19:24 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Ahh, you beat me to it!!!


37 posted on 04/04/2010 7:21:15 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: honestabe010

38 posted on 04/04/2010 7:24:51 PM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: Nonstatist

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Cooky and cleany?


39 posted on 04/04/2010 7:25:41 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: honestabe010

The prettiest android ever was Andrea on the original Star Trek.


40 posted on 04/04/2010 7:28:00 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: ebshumidors
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41 posted on 04/04/2010 7:28:13 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

I like this one better - it's got Braille markings. ;-)

42 posted on 04/04/2010 7:28:29 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Cheburashka

All this has happened before. It will happen again.


43 posted on 04/04/2010 7:28:35 PM PDT by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: honestabe010

"BRING ON THE FEMBOTS!!!"

44 posted on 04/04/2010 7:29:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: honestabe010

They could probably market these to China, since China kills off the majority of its female population in the womb.


45 posted on 04/04/2010 7:30:43 PM PDT by murphE ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - GK Chesterton)
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To: honestabe010

It will be the syngal for all the single Chinese men that were born in a country that tosses female babies in the river.

Plus its even better population control.

Either that or most Chines men go gay.


46 posted on 04/04/2010 7:31:04 PM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: Charles Martel

Ooh, that’s her, Andrea!


47 posted on 04/04/2010 7:31:11 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“... you have to wonder if they are anatomically correct. They don’t really design them that way do they???????”

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It’s Japan.

You have to ask?... Japanese guys are even more horn dogs, than us Yanks. Way more I dare say. :)


48 posted on 04/04/2010 7:35:43 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (2012: Repeal it all... All of it!)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

That’s what I’m talking about!


49 posted on 04/04/2010 7:36:23 PM PDT by ebshumidors (Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Cheburashka
Geminoid TMF was modelled on a young Japanese woman

The "8" series was modelled after a Piconoid, I believe,,,

50 posted on 04/04/2010 7:41:14 PM PDT by mikrofon (There were many copies...)
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