30 July 2005

This perfect day

There's a lot of interesting news lately on the technology front. The Japanese have developed an android that looks like a full-grown woman. (It's time to sell those stocks in the blow-up doll company, folks!) The robot, Ms. Repliee Q1 has flexible silicone for skin rather than hard plastic, and a number of sensors and motors to allow her to turn and react in a human-like manner. She can even flutter her eyelids, move her hands and breathe. Will some company soon be selling a colony of to well-heeled lonely men?

Then there's a new device called a PSP browser that can be used to watch downloaded movies, surf the internet, or play games. The new device will make it easier to fill those few empty minutes away from the tube with worthwhile activities such as TV watching or video-games (or blogging).

8 comments:

Benoit Lapierre said...

Hi from canada
your blog is very interesting!





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qwerty said...

i am wondering wich one is the android on the posted pic....

stevie.be. said...

i saw a clip of this yesterday and what got me is the interaction this robot had with people. i could tell in people body languages that they were treating the robot as a human and not machinery, very interesting stuff. can you believe we've got robots now? how cool.

Karlo said...

The article mentioned something about that, how people naturally tended to treat the robot as if it were human.

√úbermaniam said...

lol@qwerty's comment. that's a remarkable deep comment qwerty. i, too, wonder, when i look around whether we're among robots. cheers uber-alien, dopppsy.

@karlo: like the way u think. cheers.

Glen Dean said...

The article was interesting, but there are a few other things I would like to know about this woman robot. I mean just how much like a woman is she? Hmmm.

Karlo said...

Is it PC to wonder about such things? Hmmmmm.

Alicia said...

I went to the site - it's very interesting. This stuff is coming along faster than I thought...