Servo Magazine ( January 2008 )

Robytes | January 2008 | Goodbye E-Harmony, Hello Bot-Harmony

By Jeff Eckert    View In Digital Edition  

You may have noticed (or tried not to notice) that some robots are becoming a lot more lifelike and even alluring. One example is Dion, a Chinese babe who is said to mimic all sorts of human features, including facial expressions, skin temperature and elasticity, breath, and heartbeat. According to the manufacturer, she can even be built to resemble the specific person of your choice. Another deliberately seductive mechanism is Actroid DER2, developed at the University of Osaka and ...


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