27 December 2012

Advanced Humanoid Roboy to be "Born"

From Kurzweil, this excerpt:

Advanced humanoid Roboy to be ‘born’ in nine months

December 26, 2012
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Roboy (credit: Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich)

Meet Roboy, “one of the most advanced humanoid robots,” say researchers at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich.

Their 15 project partners and over 40 engineers and scientists are constructing Roboy as a tendon-driven robot modeled on human beings (robots usually have their motors in their joints, giving them that “robot” break-dance look), so it will move almost as elegantly as a human.

Roboy will be a “service robot,” meaning it will execute services independently for the convenience of human beings, as in the movie Robot & Frank.

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