Thursday, October 28, 2010

From the Uncanny Valley: Actroid-F


Actroids are a brand of humanoid androids developed by Osaka University and manufactured by Kokoro Company Ltd. The skin is composed of a silicone compound that gives them a staggering human-like visual appereance, and they posses an array of internal sensors that allow Actroid models to react with a natural appearance by way of air actuators placed at many points of articulation in the upper body.

Their latest model, the Actroid-F, can track the operator’s facial expressions and head movements, and replicate them with impressive accuracy. The android is being positioned as an observer in hospitals to gauge patient reactions.
SOURCE: RoboTimes

22 comments:

  1. Simply amazing. Cannot wait to see this technology in 5-10 years

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  2. WOW never thought id see this stuff in my days. But 5-10 years and this will be some serious shit.

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  3. That seems pretty freaky to me, imagine coming out of a coma or something amd having that thing staring at you! You'd think robots had taken over.

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  4. Dark eyes and the face overall is kind of creepy.

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  5. So creepy.. hopefully they don't revolt and enslave us all. Great idea though :)

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  6. That's very creepy yet fascinating at the same time o_O

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  7. Technologically amazing. But still weird to watch!

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  8. doomsday incoming, i tell ya.

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  9. gotta say this is freaking me out a little, it's only a matter of time until we create terminators

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  10. That is freaking awesome and scary at the same time.

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  11. In a near future, they will trick anybody into thinking one of this is human.

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  12. I am so creeped out right now.

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  13. Ah, it's natural for people to be afraid of something new, or something they don't understand. This is pretty ground-breaking stuff, although a little unnerving nonetheless. :)

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  14. That's creepy. Those are getting really good.

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  15. Scary. Ass. Shit.

    Especially when she talks and it doesn't line up quite right.. That plus the neck movements. Ugh.

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