Wednesday, July 27, 2005

OK, this is Scary

  1. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Japanese develop 'female' android

Japanese scientists have unveiled the most human-looking robot yet devised - a "female" android called Repliee Q1.

She has flexible silicone for skin rather than hard plastic, and a number of sensors and motors to allow her to turn and react in a human-like manner.

She can flutter her eyelids and move her hands like a human. She even appears to breathe.


JD Rhoades said...

Consciously, it is easy to see that she is an android, but unconsciously, we react to the android as if she were a woman."

How, by trying to buy it a drink?

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Let's hope they perfect these things before I become impotent.

Brent McKee said...

With my luck it would probably turn out to be a lesbian android.