Robotics professor Hiroshi Ishiguro reinvented two human-like robots. This time they’re more developed and are said to be the world’s first news-reading androids that possess a sense of humour to match their language skills. Both androids will work at Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, interacting with visitors to collect data for Ishiguro’s studies into human reactions to the machines. It’s not Ishiguro first robot project. In 2008 he made an android that resembles him, called the Geminoid. In the interview below he discusses why robots have souls and that it’s not his intention to copy humans but to study human behaviour.
Hiroshi Ishiguro’s latest project Kodomoroid and Otonaroid, the androids that ‘work’ in
Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
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