We all love robots -but could we one day actually fall in love with one? This is Android Geminoid F , an eerily lifelike humanoid which stole the show at the World Robot Exhibition in Beijing this week. Created by Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory at Osaka University , Geminoid F was the star attraction as people crowded round her to have their picture taken and speak to the android.
Some people have even remarked that they found Geminoid F “sexy”. She previously found fame as the first android film star -she co-starred in Japanese movie Sayonara, about the fall-out from a nuclear power plant meltdown. The Daily Mail reported that the 5ft 6 inch android was capable of eye movements, responded to eye-to-eye contact and could recognise body language. She has been designed to act like a human with rubber `skin’ and a woman’s face –but can’t walk and has to be wheeled around. She can smile, furrow her brows and move her mouth. She can also talk and sing -play recordings or `mouth’ other people’s voices.
With her realistic appearance, good looks and acting talent, you might think Geminoid F has it all -but her creators, are picky. Kohei Ogawa, assistant professor at Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory said, “Our final goal is creating some artificial intelligence by using this robot. Most voice recognition systems do not work, in a noisy environment. In the future we’re going to create a perfect AI system by using this robot.”