If you thought that Androids are a product of the not so near future you thought wrong. What you witnessed in movies like I-Robot, Star Wars and Star Trek is becoming more and more reality in today's live. Yes that is right: today. Scientists still have to take care of many elements like movement and artificial intelligence to create the next C3PO but they are definitely on the right track if you can't distinguish between Androids and humans anymore in pictures, movies and even reality.
Without further ado, here is the top 5 list of the Androids of this world that resemble humans in many aspects already. I personally find that a bit scary, maybe because I did watch to many Science Fiction movies, or maybe because it is..
We've seen a lot of impressive photos and videos of Actroid DER in the past, but honestly - none of them really do justice to the android's realism. Seeing it in person, up close, is a totally different, and almost startling experience that can't be effective captured on film or video.
Her movements are surprisingly realistic. Obviously a great deal of time and effort has been devoted to studying the body language of real women so that it could be emulated by the android. Of course all of her actions and words are carefully scripted. Her creators have even gone to the trouble of including a little humor.
Jules is a Conversational Character Robot designed and built by David Hanson. Jules is Ai, made with a light weight material called Frubber™ , which enables his/her face to be mobile and expressive. Jules runs on batteries and was commissioned by the UWE with a statistically perfect androgynous face.
Actroid Robot featured at WIRED Nextfest 2006, NYC
Update: Two of the videos have been removed from YouTube in the meantime. We have found newer videos that you may be interested in:
Enjoy those new videos. Maybe we look back in ten years or so to see how far we have come.
It will eventually be impossible to distinguish between Androids and humans by looking at photos, videos or even live activities. While it may still take another twenty or so years before we can buy our own Androids, it is certainly something that we will experience in our life time.
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