Most robots don’t have IMDb pages. Geminoid F isn’t most robots.
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!
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…
Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University created this Telenoid R1 robot to "transmit the presence" of its user from afar. The Telenoid R1 was designed to be generic as possible, but it also resembles an embryonic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
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.
Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro is at it again. He's improved upon his hellish personal twin android with a new model, the uber realistic Geminoid F. It's totally just like Lt. Cmdr. Data, except you get night terrors.
The creepiest — or most exciting — thing you will see on YouTube today is this new video of the Repliee R-1, an android that just went for its first spin at the 2008 CEATEC Exhibition in Japan. Based on an actual five-year-old girl, this robot can speak, wave, walk, pick things up, and even sense when other objects…
Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro made a robot of himself so he could sit at home and have his lectures delivered from afar while giving students the impression that he was there with them and actually cared about their educations. He created a monstrosity that looks like him, only much more likely to murder you in your…