Humanoid Robot Developmentsin Japan

Here’s a BBC article about a new female humanoid robot from Japan.

“Repliee Q1 can interact with people. It can respond to people touching it. It’s very satisfying, although we obviously have a long way to go yet.”

Professor Ishiguro believes that it may prove possible to build an android that could pass for a human, if only for a brief period.

“An android could get away with it for a short time, 5-10 seconds. However, if we carefully select the situation, we could extend that, to perhaps 10 minutes,” he said.

“More importantly, we have found that people forget she is an android while interacting with her. Consciously, it is easy to see that she is an android, but unconsciously, we react to the android as if she were a woman.”

2 Responses to “Humanoid Robot Developmentsin Japan”

  1. SlowRain Says:

    Most interesting. It will be fascinating to see where they go with this from here.

  2. you were thinking it too Says:

    Sex andriods that don’t fall under prostitution laws because they’re not human, by 2051?

    This + realdoll + aasimov = kinda close.

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