Hiroshi Ishiguro, presented his new creation - the android Ibuki
Before we discuss why Japan is not afraid of robots as we fear, Hiroshi Ishiguro at the University revealed its new creation - a humanoid robot Ibuki, able to move on four wheels. Ishiguro is known for its developments in the field of androids and "uncanny valley". First of all, he wants to robots were among the people, and the latest development is continuing his vision.
The growth of the android is 120 cm, weight - 37 kg. It was modeled in the image of 10-year-old child, so it looks less intimidating than other robots. The frame of the robot is made from materials such as carbon and plastic, and his face and hands covered with "skin" of the latex. Moving forward on four wheels, with special joint at the waist, android mimics the natural movements of the human body with a light shaking. His body contains a total of 47 engines, allowing him to smile, to keep things hands with five fingers, waving his arms.
子 ど も 型 # ア ン ド ロ イ ド (人間 型 # ロ ボ ッ ト) 「#ibuki (# イ ブ キ)」 が # 日本 科学 未来 館 で 初 公開 さ れ ま し た. # 大阪 大 の # 石 黒 浩 教授 ら の チ ー ム が 開 発 し ま し た (池 谷 美 帆 撮 影) #robot #android 動画 は https://t.co/i0WVqVjpj5 記事 は https://t.co/Mrc1tWYVX3 pic.twitter.com/gOotXPr1pE
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In the plans of engineers - to add more functions for natural communication, including recognition, maintaining a dialogue, expression of emotions, and two legs. Once Ibuki will walk together with the people and share with them experiences.