Amazing: Meet the robot boy who is as charming as he is hideous

You have probably seen or heard of Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, a robotics expert who is so keen on the subject that he has created a very similar replica of himself - to the point that it is difficult to distinguish when they stand next to each other. His inventions have evolved to astounding heights, and now he presents a robot boy as charming as he is hideous, so similar to a 10-year-old Japanese boy.

There is also another project of a robot girl named Erica

The initiative is from the Ishiguro Symbiotic Human-Robot Project and features a powerful tracking system for everything around you, with involuntary reactions boosted by artificial intelligence. Ibuki can hear and identify sounds, like those of a bird. He recognizes gestures and responds with nods; He wiggles his head and arms and watches as if he were one of us - even blinks as if he were a human.

“(Ibuki) is an intelligent robot infrastructure based on interaction. By interacting with robots, people can establish nonverbal communications with artificial systems. That is, the purpose of a robot is to exist as a partner and have valuable interactions with people. Our goal is to develop technologies for the new generation of information infrastructures based on computer vision, robotics and artificial intelligence, ”says Ishiguro.

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The idea would be to use Ibuki and other novelties, such as an android called Erica, in tasks that an automaton can better understand human interactions - and thus be more useful. For example, they could do simple actions for an elderly caregiver or nanny in the future.

But given the wonder of seeing such a human-like machine, we may still need more time, innovations, and tools to get used to it. Not to mention the day when AI can make other decisions on its own. Run to the mountains while there is still time.


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Amazing: Meet the robot boy who is as charming as he is horrible via TecMundo