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    Lifelike female android developed in Japan

    She has flexible silicone for skin rather than hard plastic, and a number of sensors and motors to allow her to turn and react in a human-like manner.
    She can flutter her eyelids and move her hands like a human. She even appears to breathe.

    Professor Ishiguro (r) stresses the importance of appearance in his robots

    Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University says one day robots could fool us into believing they are human.
    Repliee Q1Expo is not like any robot you will have seen before, at least outside of science-fiction movies.
    She is designed to look human and although she can only sit at present, she has 42 actuators in her upper body, powered by a nearby air compressor, programmed to allow her to move like a human.
    We have found that people forget she is an android while interacting with her

    Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro

    "I have developed many robots before," Repliee Q1Expo's designer, Professor Ishiguro, told the BBC News website, "but I soon realised the importance of its appearance. A human-like appearance gives a robot a strong feeling of presence."
    Designed to look human
    Before Repliee Q1Expo, Professor Ishiguro developed Repliee R1 which had the appearance of a five-year-old Japanese girl.
    Its head could move in nine directions and it could gesture with its arm. Four high-sensitivity tactile sensors were placed under the skin of its left arm that made the android react differently to differing pressures.
    Scientists think that, one day, robots could fool us into believing they were human

    The follow-up has the appearance of a Japanese woman. To program her motion, a computer analysed the motions of a human and used them as a template for the way Repliee Q1Expo moves.
    She can be designed to follow the movement of a human wearing motion sensors or to act independently.
    "Repliee Q1Expo can interact with people. It can respond to people touching it. It's very satisfying, although we obviously have a long way to go yet."
    Professor Ishiguro believes that it may prove possible to build an android that could pass for a human, if only for a brief period.
    "An android could get away with it for a short time, 5-10 seconds. However, if we carefully select the situation, we could extend that, to perhaps 10 minutes," he said. "More importantly, we have found that people forget she is an android while interacting with her. Consciously, it is easy to see that she is an android, but unconsciously, we react to the android as if she were a woman."
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4714135.stm

    Japanese develop 'female' android

    By David Whitehouse
    Science editor, BBC News website
    Japanese scientists have unveiled the most human-looking robot yet - a "female" android named Repliee Q1Expo.

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    Outside of the sheer accomplishment in itself, which is amazing, what is the benefit of AI?
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    Wow, just Wow!!! Its scary to see just how far science has pushed technology...
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    Looks like Bubba has a new date for the Prom!!!! And he can now throw out old blow-up Betty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Outside of the sheer accomplishment in itself, which is amazing, what is the benefit of AI?
    When the entire crew of your starship succumbs to parasites, lack of oxygen, or any other biological issue, he can save the day!

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    So she can move her hands like a human eh? Hmmmm.






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    Quote Originally Posted by nsb22 View Post
    So she can move her hands like a human eh? Hmmmm.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    Well THAT took much longer than I anticipated.
    Sorry, I've actually had to work today! :shocked:


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    Quote Originally Posted by gopherpuckfan View Post
    When the entire crew of your starship succumbs to parasites, lack of oxygen, or any other biological issue, he can save the day!

    yikes, did you take that nerd test mr data??? LOL...FYI, my girl says she doesnt mind being your avatar...LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsb22 View Post
    So she can move her hands like a human eh? Hmmmm.




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    Quote Originally Posted by nsb22 View Post
    So she can move her hands like a human eh? Hmmmm.




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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Outside of the sheer accomplishment in itself, which is amazing, what is the benefit of AI?
    Quote Originally Posted by gopherpuckfan View Post
    When the entire crew of your starship succumbs to parasites, lack of oxygen, or any other biological issue, he can save the day!

    Or maybe it's to create a bunch of deceptively appealing beings who will eventually rise up against their creators and destroy or enslave humanity!


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