Although it may be hard to believe, this ‘woman’ is actually a robot. ‘Geminoid F’ is a fem-bot who is capable of making 65 facial expressions and can also talk and sing (or mouth the words).
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.