Geminoid F humanoid is more than just a pretty face
At the World Robot Exhibition in Beijing this week Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory at Osaka University revealed a robot which looks and behaves like a human. They call it Android Geminoid F, and for some she is the sexiest robot on the planet. This is not the first time Geminoid F has made appearance as the humanoid robot also featured in Japanese movie ‘Sayonara’ which is a story on the after-effects of nuclear power plant meltdown.
The five-foot six-inch tall robot is crippled for now as it has to be moved around in a wheelchair. That said, it has human like facial expressions and can recognize body language and make eye-to-eye contact. It can smile, furrow eyebrows and move her mouth. A beautiful rubber-skinned face and perfect body that makes it so popular without doubt.
Android Geminoid F has an AI engine which assists the humanoid in giving apt response to what’s happening around or someone conversing with it one-on-one. As for her facial movement the motorized actuators powered by air pressure do the trick.
Some might say that this Android has a worthy competitor named Erica which is a 23-year old android revealed a few months ago and it is not surprising that Japanese have developed it too.
Kohei Ogawa, assistant professor at Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory said that they are working on making an improved version of the Android Geminoid F robot. The next version is presumably going to have better AI and perhaps a pair of legs to cure her disability.
According to the makers current version costs $108,600 and the future version is going to have more features but cut down on making cost considerably. This is a tell-tale sign of a future where we are going to see intelligent robots with emotional quotient, just like the one shown in movie Ex Machina.