Scientist develops body-double robot
- Dalit student suicide: Protests erupt in Hyd, Cong demands sacking of Dattatreya, Irani
- Behind Dalit student suicide: how his campus showed him the door
- SC restrains Centre from disinvesting further shares in Hindustan Zinc in favour of Vedanta
- Ganga projects: Uma Bharti objects but Prakash Javadekar rejects
- Grieving Mehbooba Mufti introduces brother to party, politics
A Japanese scientist has developed a body-double robot which resembles him closely, with tiny human-like movements and blinking eyes.
Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University, Japan,has been working on developing lifelike androids.
The new robot was unveiled at the Global Futures 2045 International Congress in New York, a futuristic conference focused on the technological singularity. The new 'Geminoid', an android resembling a real person was tele-operated - controlled remotely - by a person offstage.
Ishiguro has also developed another Geminoid, a fashionably dressed female android, which he has shown off in the windows of clothing stores, LiveScience reported. The robot was so popular that the clothing it was modelling sold out immediately, Ishiguro said. Ishiguro has also taken his robots on the road as part of a travelling "android theatre," where they act out scenes with human-like expressions.
The roboticist also made the "Telenoid," a pillow-like bot deliberately designed to appear ageless and genderless so thatpeople can project an imagined face onto its neutral appearance. Ishiguro has tested the Telenoid among the elderly in Denmark, who took to it very well, he said. Another of Ishiguro's inventions is the "Elfoid" – a smaller version of the Telenoid that functions as a mobile phone.
- Risk taking, experimentation and teamwork must also infect government machinery
- New mobile towers, better roads are making a difference in Bastar
- Raja-Mandala: Re-imagining the Middle East
- My birth is my fatal accident
- Yes, Delhi, it worked
- Reduction in interest burden could prevent more companies heading towards bankruptcy