Geminoid F Looks More Realistic Than Ever

Geminoid F is back in the news.

Kokoro Co., the Japanese firm that manufactures the android and sells it with the name Actroid F, recently demonstrated its newest capabilities. The android features facial movements even more realistic than before. It blinks and twitches and moves its head with remarkable realism. Watch: 

Geminoid F was unveiled by Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro early this year. The robot is a copy of a woman in her 20s with long dark hair.

When first demonstrated, the robot could laugh, smile, and exhibit other facial expressions. Now it's even more impressive in the way it naturally changes its facial expressions.

Ishiguro built the android as part of his work at Osaka University and ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, with collaboration from Kokoro Co., which specializes in animatronics and ultrarealistic androids.

Here's a video I put together a while ago showing how the android works:


Watch in HD here.

There's no new information regarding prices. When the android was announced in April, some reports put the cost at about 10 million yen (US $110,000).

Would you buy one?

Photo: Kokoro Co.

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