July 12, 2012

Even Robots Have to Deal With Unemployment

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The Korean Institute of Industrial Technology's Robotics Fusion Research Group is up to the fourth generation of their gynoids. The EveR-4 was originally created in 2005 and is becoming more humanlike with changes such as a head with 30 motors that creates more realistic expressions. This 5' 11" android was designed to interact with people or give out information.

KITECH Team leader Dr. Dong-Wook Lee says that there is not much call for a bot that can speak well but not walk or talk autonomously, but they can be useful in the area of arts and entertainment. Future KITECH generations will hopefully be less expensive, more self-sufficient and will be able to speak in more than a robotic monotone.

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 12, 2012 11:40 AM
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