Daily Archives: April 11, 2012
Geminoid F can produce smiles and even enigmatic, quizzical expressions, using mechanical actuators underneath her rubber ‘skin’.
Her creator says his goal is to create a robot that can fool people into believing it’s a human being.
Hiroshi Ishiguro is the creator of the magnificent robot, and this is not shocking considering he is already a renowned robot designer at Osaka University in western Japan. Most of his androids cost a whopping $1.2 million, but luckily, Geminoid F is much cheaper, with a price tag of $110,000.
She can smile, furrow her brows and move her mouth – although she often looks rather dazed. It can also talk and sing – playing recordings, or ‘mouthing’ other people’s voices.
Geminoid TMF is equipped with 12 motorised actuators, powered by air pressure, which allow her to ‘copy’ human facial expressions.
- For sale: Your robot clone (news.cnet.com)
- Watch: Woman or Machine? Sophisticated Japanese Shebot Blurs the Line (newsfeed.time.com)
- Androids to bring ‘Surrogates’ closer to reality? (news.cnet.com)
- Tokyo store’s female android looking for love (news.cnet.com)
- All Too Human: A Robot that Would Make Freud Uncomfortable (bigthink.com)
- Reuters Video: Humanoid robot in Valentine’s experiment (englishblog.com)
- Geminoid-F: World’s First Robotic Girl Doing Modeling Job at The Mall! (hitechanalogy.com)
Yes, this may be a marketing ploy from Nike. Yes, maybe it is “well-coordinated spontaneity on behalf of Nike’s marketing dept.” But, ultimately, it’s a video showing two men traveling to and from many different countries in just 10 days and having an extraordinary time. If you choose to critique this video, that’s your choice; Although, it’s also my choice to take this video as inspiration, NOT to go and buy a Nike product, but instead, to go travel and explore our planet. There is so much out there and so few of us are able to see it all, or even some for that matter. And it’s obviously filmed and edited very well, which makes it that much more amazing. Kudos to Max Joseph and Casey Neistat.
we shot this in 10 days, just the two of us.
Max, my friend in the movie, is a talented filmmaker, he edited this movie. check him out http://www.maxjoseph.com/‘
- Traveling Around the World in 10 Days Looks Like the Most Fun You Can Ever Have [Video] (gizmodo.com)
- Video: Filmmakers ‘Make It Count’ By Circling The Globe In 10 Days (gadling.com)
- Nike Free – I Would Run to You (Short Film) (thegallant.com)
- Nike, I Love You. (sweettoothrunner.com)
- See The Nike Commercial Filmed In Collinsville, IL (fox2now.com)
- Awesomesauce | ‘Heymoonshaker’ Short Film, David Crowe Dubstep Beatboxing (thinksoul25.com)