Friday, 29 July 2005
Recent BBC reporting of the Repliee Q1 robot illustrates the gap in new reporting between blogspace and media on some topics.
The original Repliee was announced back in 2003 and reported by I4U, amongst others. The designers kokoro-dreams created her and showcased her at the world expo in Aichi, Japan.
The new robot is a step forward in presentation and can flutter her eyelids and move her hands like a human, even appearing to breathe. Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University says one day robots could fool us into believing they are human. He describes the phenomenon where people realise she is a robot and then a few seconds later start to interact with her again as if she is a woman.
Tag: robot, japan, kokoro
Posted by rashbre at 10:38