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Uploaded on May 17, 2011
Robot looks just like its master The first Geminoid Summit was held at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR) in Nara, Japan, last March. Scharfe attended with his robot double to compare notes with two other Geminoid owners, including the inventor of the Geminoid concept, Hiroshi Ishiguro. According to Scharfe, technologies to make robots more ubiquitous in daily life, such as bipedal walking, better navigation and obstacle avoidance, grasping, image recognition and speech synthesis are improving rapidly. So what will happen when we seriously begin to combine them all?