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BBC:

Ever wished you could be in two places at one time? A Japanese scientist has managed it through making a robot that looks and moves exactly like him.

The Geminoid was created by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro using a model of his body and hair actually from his head.
When you poke its face, the robot even frowns like a real human, as it has 50 sensors implanted beneath its skin.
The robot also looks like it can breathe because compressed air is pumped around its body!

Dr Ishiguro said it was easy to forget that the android was not real: “Once you are drawn into a conversation, you will forget every difference and feel totally comfortable to speak with it and look it in the eyes.”

Photo by BBC.

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Originally posted by Rich Whittle on April 26, 2007 in Inventions.

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