iCandy: Imitation of Life

Robots run, swim, act, and fight like us

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The actress on the left is a naturalistic robot brought to life by engineers at Osaka University and Kokoro Co. The automaton, named Geminoid F, gets her superrealistic skin, hair, and teeth from a sophisticated scanning system. Her dozens of servomotors make her appear to display emotion; raised eyebrows, blinks, and gestures make it hard to tell that “she” was born in a factory.

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