The most familiar things in the world to us — the voices, appearances and behavior of humans — are being replicated with increasing veracity by animators and robotics engineers. Let’s take a look at some of the most advanced human looking androids to date.
Showa University has announced Showa Hanako 2, a robot dental patient fabricated by robot maker Tmsuk. Compared with its predecessor Showa Hanako 1, this robot is designed to be more realistic, functional, and easier to use. Showa Hanako 2 will actually be sold by the dental supply company The Yoshida Dental Manufacturing. Read More>
The Actroid DER2 is a fembot and one of the most realistic humanoid robots that can apparently do anything for you. This android is made by Kokoro, a division of Sanrio.
Two human look-a-like robots invented by Japanese engineers. They can talk to each other!
The Geminoid DK robot, the first android based on a non-Japanese person, is so realistic it could easily pass off as a human being. Presenting the latest in humanoid robotics – the Geminoid DK. It is freaky how real this robot looks, and to think it is controlled with a web-cam and compressed air.
Jules is a Conversational Character Robot designed and built by David Hanson. Jules is Ai, made with a light weight material called Frubber™ , which enables his/her face to be mobile and expressive. Jules runs on batteries and was commissioned by the UWE with a statistically perfect androgynous face. Go to Hansonrobotics.com to learn more…
Freaky AI robot, taken from Nova science now, here’s the full episode. http://video.pbs.org/video/1801365037