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Actroid-F Makes Appearance at AIST Lab Fair, Wows World
This is the “world’s first true Android”, called the Actroid-F. She’s (I’m sorry, it’s) designed to be used in hospitals and other locations involving natural human-to-human communication, and can move its eyes, open and close its mouth, tilt its head, nod, smile, replicate breathing, and bow; and is 1.4 meters tall when seated. She made an appearance at a two-day laboratory fair at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), where a teleoperating station equipped with a camera was showcased, enable the android to replicate the head and facial movements of the operator, as well as following manually-inputted commands.
She’s positioned as a sister robot to the Geminoid F, who (which!) we covered last May. The two share the same face.
Video from the AIST event below:
Photos: Geminoid F, sister robot to Actroid F, developed by the Department of Systems Innovation and ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communications Laboratories. Thank you for the images, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Osaka University, and ATR!