Japanese Engineer Makes Creepy Android Puppet

Logan Westbrook

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Japanese Engineer Makes Creepy Android Puppet


A Japanese roboticist has created the most realistic robot to date, and it's as creepy as it is impressive.


Say hello to the Geminoid-F, the latest creation from engineer Hiroshi Ishiguro, one of Japan's most famous roboticists. The Geminoid-F was designed to mimic a particular person - in this case the girl you see in the video - and can copy its operators facial expressions using a the twelve actuators in its face, and a camera system that can follow a human face and send the data to the robot.

The Geminoid-F is eerily life-like, and while it's not going to pass for human any time soon - it's a little too uncanny valley inducing for that - it's still a very impressive copy of an actual person. Ishiguro has plans to sell doppelganger robots to anyone who wants one, and has the $111,000 dollars to spend.

For some reason, a quote from Terminator keeps coming to mind: "The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new." The revolution draws ever closer my brothers and sisters. Be ready.

Source: CrunchGear [http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/04/05/creepy-creepier-japans-new-android-video/]


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thenumberthirteen

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Sure we'll have terminators, but then we'll move onto Cylons and they'll make out with you as you explode, so it's not all bad.
 

SUPA FRANKY

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Seriously dude, scientist are pulling so many stuff out of their ass, their just making 2012 seem more and more believable.
 

Arkhangelsk

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The Terminators are coming soon. We must cleanse this world of robots. Kill it! KILL IT WITH FIRE!
 
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Just a question of time before it tries to kill the original woman and take her place.

But yeah, this is pretty deep down the uncanny valley.
 

wildpeaks

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ssgt splatter said:
Ok first, freaky.
Second, what exactly IS the Uncanny valley?
Uncanny valley is exactly what you highlighted in your first sentence, that freakiness people feel towards human-looking androids.
This is better here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley
 

saphirekosmos

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It is pretty much and area in which something tries to be human looking, but just doesn't quite make it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_valley This explains it better.
 

ethaninja

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thenumberthirteen said:
Sure we'll have terminators, but then we'll move onto Cylons and they'll make out with you as you explode, so it's not all bad.
Hehe. Then we take a little adventer "Beyond the red line" for four seasons :p
 

wildpeaks

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Is it strange that I don't find such androids creepy at all ? (or perhaps I'm one too and only think I'm human o_O)
 

Jared

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Wow...thats pretty...wow, lol.

Well, congrats to him on been bale to creep everyone on the internet out...the question is what exactly he plans do to next...
 

sune26

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Well this cant possibly do anything good....
A weirdo rich enough to buy this will probably use for "things"
And this brings the dreaded robot revolution even closer.
If they suddenly make a robot that can regenerate itself and consists of liquid metal, im getting my pitchfork.
 

sune26

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wildpeaks said:
Is it strange that I don't find such androids creepy at all ? (or perhaps I'm one too and only think I'm human o_O)
Try jabbing yourself with something pointy and see if you're made of metal
 

wildpeaks

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sune26 said:
wildpeaks said:
Is it strange that I don't find such androids creepy at all ? (or perhaps I'm one too and only think I'm human o_O)
Try jabbing yourself with something pointy and see if you're made of metal
That wouldn't mean much, I could be a flesh and plasma-based android [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Recall_2070].

Also, it hurts :D