A central theme of the recently concluded GF2045 Congress was the idea of achieving a kind of immortality by transferring our minds to avatars or robots. Indeed, as Japanese professor Hiroshi Ishiguro’s presentation clearly showed, our robotic doppelgangers will truly be made to look and act like the real thing.
Last month, Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University, Henrik Sharfe of Aalborg University, and an unnamed female participant hauled their Geminoid doppelgangers together for the world's most awkward coffee klatch or, to quote Dr. Sharfe, "a crazy tea party." Indeed!
Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro was responsible for the first Geminoids—super realistic androids capable of reproducing facial tics and other subtle mannerisms—but a team of researchers at Aalborg University in Denmark has fired back with their own fair-skinned take on the creepily realistic robot: the Geminoid…
This robot right here is the Geminoid DK, an android clone of Professor Henrik Scharfe of Denmark's Aalborg University. It was built in conjunction with robot manufacturer Kokoro (who built Raptor Santa Claus) and famed roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro of the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International in…
I have approximately three facial expressions: staring at computer (eyes glazed), staring at TV (eyes more glazed), and staring at phone (eyes focused, brow furrowed). Watching this truly freakishly expressive robot, however, I frowned a bit.
Roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, famous for creating a robotic duplicate of himself, over the weekend debuted his new female robot. Called Geminoid F, it's designed to smile, laugh, and serve as a remote-controlled emotional avatar.