Roboy, the robot child “born” in 9 months
humanoid robots often be complicated not only by the complexity of its mechanisms, but also the relationship that humans have with them, entering the so-called “uncanny valley” that makes us feel disgust for a machine that is too similar to us .
Roboy is a project that in some way come into this space. This is a project of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich , who developed this machine in nine months – the time it takes to gestate a child. The project began in June 2012, so that the Robot should be ready by March, when it will be put on exhibition in Zurich.
More than 40 engineers and scientists working in Roboy, which operate on the basis tendons modeled according to humans, allowing it to move smoothly. The team hopes to raise money from individuals or companies interested in stamp their names on Roboy body, for contributions between $ 26 and USD $ 55.00 0. The idea is that in the future, Roboy can be mass-produced as an Assistant for the elderly, disabled or doing housework. Someone remembered ” I, Robot “?
Besides having a “natural” movement, the body will be covered Roboy a “soft skin” to do more “pleasant” in interacting with humans. Roboy also has a page on Facebook if you want to make friends with him now.
Link: Advanced humanoid Roboy to be ‘born’ in nine months (KurzweilAI)Tags: Assistant, humanoid, Robot, Roboy, tendons, Uncanny Valley