LIFELIKE ANDROID ROBOT: HUMANLIKE ROBOT MADE PUBLIC APPEARANCE AT FUTURISTIC CONFERENCE

By Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer |

NEW YORK — An extremely humanlike robot made a public appearance today (June 15) here at the Global Futures 2045 International Congress, a futuristic conference focused on the technological singularity.

Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University, Japan, described some of his efforts to develop lifelike androids. But there were two Hiroshi Ishiguros onstage: the living, breathing one and a robotic lookalike. The bot’s human resemblance was striking, even down to its tiny movements and blinking eyes.

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