[Real I-Robot] The Actroid: Japan’s incredibly human-looking robot

A new robot in Japan might be easy to miss. Researchers unveiled the Actroid-F Wednesday near Tokyo.

The robot has silicon skin – allowing it to make expressions such as blinking and frowning. It also can bow and tilt its head to one side.

The facial movements can be remotely controlled from a computer. The robot can also mimic humans.

Researchers hope Actroid-F can one day be used to provide companionship for patients at hospitals and nursing homes.


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