Erica - the most advanced semi-autonomous android (video)

Posted on Monday, Apr 10 2017 @ 12:53 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Robot experts Hiroshi Ishiguro and Dylan Glas showcase "Erica", world's most semi-autonomous android. Check out the video below from Guardian, it's quite impressive but obviously a lot of work is still required to conquer the uncanny valley.
Erica is interviewed about her hope and dreams – to be able to leave her room and to be able to move her arms and legs. She likes to chat with visitors and has one of the most advanced speech synthesis systems yet developed. Can she be regarded as being alive or as a comparable being to ourselves? Will she help us to understand ourselves and our interactions as humans better?

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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