Intelligent robots are the future of our civilization. The machines not only help us in everyday activities but also see our friends in them.
Don’t panic, but Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro has a new very (but not completely) lifelike android robot child, which is supposed to be around 10 years old. Its name is Ibuki.
One of the world's pioneers in the work on robotic technologies and artificial intelligence is well-known engineer Hiroshi Ishiguro. A resident of the Land of the Rising Sun became famous in the world for the construction of a humanoid robot, which in its appearance resembled its creator.
It was then the most advanced machine of its kind on Earth. It evoked mixed feelings. Some were delighted with her, and others could not look at her normally, because they were immediately vomited. The robot has been refined over the years and every day helps the scientist in conducting lectures at the university.
A few days ago, Ishiguro presented a new android. It is Ibuki, a robot looking like a child. The machine is 120 centimeters tall, weighs 37 kilograms and can run on four wheels.
"Ibuki" was developed with the aim of realizing an android that builds a more intimate relationship by acting with people and conducting dialogue. Professor Ishiguro “wants a humanoid future” when humans and androids live together.
“The more human we make robots, the more we will accept them in our daily lives,” he said.
According to ERATO ISHIGURO Symbiotic Human-Robot Interaction Project:
But there’s more to the story. Apparently, the engineers are planning to add more features to natural communication, including recognition, dialogue, expression of emotions and two legs once Ibuki can start walking with people and share experiences.
Seems like Ibuki is already a star among people since it has started receiving considerable attention from its fans across the globe!!
The new robot, called Ibuki has given us all permission to panic over it.
While some would say it’s a technical achievement, others would say it’s downright spooky. The choice is totally our people!!