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

Posted on Monday, April 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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