AKIBA ROBOT FESTIVAL 2006: Actroid Female Robot


Story: tinyurl.com Realistic Android With A Heart And Dinosaur DNA (Video) The amazingly realistic female android, named Actroid DER 2, was demonstrated at the AKIBA Robot Festival here in the Akihabara district of Tokyo. Philip K. Dick asked, “Do androids dream of electric sheep?” Now, decades later, we still don’t have a definitive answer to his query, though we may find out sooner than anyone thinks. Although they haven’t been combined into a complete, fully functional android yet, all of the required pieces seem to be coming together in an amazingly realistic fashion. A good example is the “Actroid DER 2” android exhibited at the AKIBA Robot Festival last weekend here in the Akihabara district of Tokyo. This female android is surprisingly realistic, right down to the polish on her dainty fingernails, her facial movements, and even skin tone. We’ve seen a lot of impressive photos and videos of Actroid DER in the past, but honestly – none of them really do justice to the android’s realism. Seeing it in person, up close, is a totally different, and almost startling experience that can’t be effective captured on film or video. Her movements are surprisingly realistic. Obviously a great deal of time and effort has been devoted to studying the body language of real women so that it could be emulated by the android. Of course all of her actions and words are carefully scripted. Her creators have even gone to the trouble of including a little humor. At one point during the



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