This life-like android will blow you away. It’s called Geminoid DK, built by the Intelligent Robotics lab at Osaka University and designed by professor Hiroshi Ishiguro.
Geminoid DK is the third of a series of androids designed by Dr. Ishiguro, modeled after professor Henrik Scharfe of Aalborg University in Denmark.
The amazingly-lifelike movements of the android are remotely controlled by a computer via motion capture sensors, which move the android to match movements of the user.
According to Spectrum IEEE, the Geminoid androids are going to be used for researching “emotional affordances” in human-robot interaction, the notion of “blended presence,” as well as cultural differences in the perception of robots.
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