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| 5 Apr 2010 16:27

A Japanese roboticist has created the most realistic robot to date, and it's as creepy as it is impressive.

Say hello to the Geminoid-F, the latest creation from engineer Hiroshi Ishiguro, one of Japan's most famous roboticists. The Geminoid-F was designed to mimic a particular person - in this case the girl you see in the video - and can copy its operators facial expressions using a the twelve actuators in its face, and a camera system that can follow a human face and send the data to the robot.

The Geminoid-F is eerily life-like, and while it's not going to pass for human any time soon - it's a little too uncanny valley inducing for that - it's still a very impressive copy of an actual person. Ishiguro has plans to sell doppelganger robots to anyone who wants one, and has the $111,000 dollars to spend.

For some reason, a quote from Terminator keeps coming to mind: "The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new." The revolution draws ever closer my brothers and sisters. Be ready.

Source: CrunchGear

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