miércoles, 6 de abril de 2011

Everyone wants a Geminoid!


The Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of ATR and the Tokyo firm 'Kokoro' created in 2005 the first human look robot: geminoid HI-1. A geminoid is an android designed to look exactly as its master, and is controlled by a comoputer system that replicates the facial movements of the master in the robot.

And... that is not all, in the spring of 2010, a new geminoid was created: the new robot 'Geminoid - F'. A simpler version  than the original HI - 1. The second one, Geminoid - F, has a human aspect more real. However, none could be such good as the last geminoid...

Geminoid|DK will be the first the first robots of this kind outside of Japan,and with this last robot is trying to advance on android science and - as they said - pshilosophy, in searching the answers to fundamental questions, many of which had the Japanese researchers. The most importan questions are:

- What is a human?
- What is a presence?
- What is a relation?
. What is identity?

They are traying to get the answers to these questions through looking at areas such as emotional responses in their androids - the novel concept of Blended Presence - and in studyin cultural differences in the perception of robots.

He / It has some forced moves, of course, it's still shocking how the robot developers have managed to be able to make so many facial movements.

Maybe, some day, we could buy a friend, literally...

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