Based on a real five-year-old Japanese girl, this machine was built to look just like a human.
It has 50 sensors and a series of motors to help it move and has been built to help pensioners and disabled people move better.
Japanese boffins from Tsukuba University developed the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) suit using flexible silicon skin.
And robotics company Cyberdyne Inc are set to start making it on a mass scale on Friday.
But, as our video shows, Repliee looks less like a realistic robot and more like she has come straight out of a Japanese horror film.
via Guardian UK
Can machines think? That was the question posed by the great mathematician Alan Turing. Half a century later six computers are about to converse with human interrogators in an experiment that will attempt to prove that the answer is yes.
In the ‘Turing test’ a machine seeks to fool judges into believing that it could be human. The test is performed by conducting a text-based conversation on any subject. If the computer’s responses are indistinguishable from those of a human, it has passed the Turing test and can be said to be ‘thinking’. Continue reading
With the success of Iron Man in theaters this past weekend, exoskeleton Cyborg suits are all the rage. Well, the HAL (Hybrid Assisted Limb) is a contraption coming out of Japan that steps out of science fiction into the real world. These will be available sometime later this year for the super affordable price tag of $1,000…monthly.