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Koshko
29-07-2005, 03:29:32
Inventor builds human-looking android

OSAKA, Japan, July 27 (UPI) -- Japanese scientists have unveiled the most human-looking robot yet devised -- a "female" called Repliee Q1, the BBC reported Wednesday.

The new android reportedly has flexible silicone for skin and a number of sensors and motors to allow her to act in a human manner. She can turn, flutter her eyelids and even appear to breathe.

Professor Hiroshi Ishiguru of Osaka University, Repliee Q1's designer, said it has 31 actuators in its upper body, powered by an air compressor, programmed to allow it to move like a human.

"I have developed many robots before," Ishiguru told the BBC, including Repliee R1, which had the appearance of a 5-year-old Japanese girl.

To program Repliee Q1, a computer analyzed the motions of a human and used them as a template for the way the android moves.

The android can be designed to follow the movement of a human wearing motion sensors, or act independently. It can also interact with people and respond to their touch.

Ishiguru told the BBC he believes it may be possible to build an android that could pass for a human, if only for a few seconds.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

alsieboo
29-07-2005, 05:21:38
"I have developed many robots before," Ishiguru told the BBC, including Repliee R1, which had the appearance of a 5-year-old Japanese girl.

pervert :p

Koshko
29-07-2005, 05:34:17
I saw the video for the new one. It's quite freaky.

alsieboo
29-07-2005, 05:37:20
does it look realistic?

Koshko
29-07-2005, 05:42:09
You can tell that it's a robot, but it looks pretty real considering.

alsieboo
29-07-2005, 06:06:17
thats freaky. I wonder if they've programmed them to have orgasms.

Oerdin
29-07-2005, 06:06:26
Originally posted by alsieboo
does it look realistic?

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41348000/jpg/_41348135_rep_getty_203.jpg

alsieboo
29-07-2005, 06:08:30
the one on the right, yeah?

Oerdin
29-07-2005, 06:09:51
That would be a big own goal.

alsieboo
29-07-2005, 06:20:29
the only thing that freaks me out about the robot is the gloves, reminds me of micheal jackson

TV4Fun
29-07-2005, 07:10:28
Ok, it looks ok in a still photo, but how does it look up close?

Diss
29-07-2005, 11:27:02
oooooh, can't you just imagine those gloves giving you a handjob?

Drekkus
29-07-2005, 11:31:13
Originally posted by alsieboo
thats freaky. I wonder if they've programmed them to have orgasms. I wonder if it's programmed to give orgasms.

MDA
29-07-2005, 11:32:26
I can't wait to visit Westworld!

I want a Yul Brenner robot as a sidekick.

The Norks
29-07-2005, 11:34:43
I'm still pining for K-9

MoSe
29-07-2005, 11:35:18
Originally posted by alsieboo
the only thing that freaks me out about the robot is the gloves, reminds me of micheal jackson
that was about to be my same comment indeed :)

Nills Lagerbaak
29-07-2005, 11:42:32
You'd have to call her Dirty Diana wouldn't you?

Kitsuki
29-07-2005, 12:26:27
Originally posted by alsieboo
thats freaky. I wonder if they've programmed them to have orgasms.

Or just fake them... That'd be clever.

The Norks
29-07-2005, 12:30:01
we're all faking, all the time...

Nills Lagerbaak
29-07-2005, 12:32:53
That's cos you're all robots. Dead inside.

Provost Harrison
29-07-2005, 12:36:52
I think some of their sexbots are starting to malfunction though, look at this one - simply horrendous...

Funko
29-07-2005, 12:38:47
:lol:

King_Ghidra
29-07-2005, 12:43:44
:lol:

MDA
29-07-2005, 12:57:08
I'm coooooooming! *zzzt* *zzzt* *pop*

Drekkus
29-07-2005, 13:31:35
Originally posted by Provost Harrison
I think some of their sexbots are starting to malfunction though, look at this one - simply horrendous... My god...

MDA
29-07-2005, 18:51:32
How long had she been dead in that picture?

Kitsuki
29-07-2005, 21:08:02
Originally posted by The Norks
we're all faking, all the time...

Yeah, you dont know how hard that is for a guy... Takes effort and preparation....

The Norks
29-07-2005, 22:33:08
I'm faking it right now