AIST (Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) recently opened up their doors to the public for a few days, allowing an inside look at just how ridiculously realistic robots have become. The Actroid-F, developed by Kokoro Co. Ltd and ATR, can mimic the operators facial movements and tics with unbelievable realism.
Would I be fooled into thinking Actroid-F was actually a human? Probably not. It all depends on the day and how many beers I’ve chugged down (if I’ve reached 10 she better be wearing her robo-chasity belt), but in all likely hood, I’d probably eventually realize that the fembot hadn’t moved any of her limbs even an inch. Geminoid-F’s cloning of actress Hiroshi Ishiguro was enough, but Actroid takes this whole uncannily human thing to a whole new level.