October 16, 2008

Repliee R-1, Disturbing Child Bot


We hope that when Japan starts releasing service bots for all of us that the scientists consult someone who can design a face that is not this creepy. Repliee R-1 comes from Osaka University and is meant to resemble a 5 year-old. Designed for the elderly, she has 50 sensors and several motors to make "her" seem more human. Apparently she will be able to move, interact and fetch.

Via Telegraph

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 16, 2008 8:53 AM
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