06 Feb '12, 12pm

Geminoid-F Android Waits for a Friend in a Tokyo Department Store

Geminoid-F Android Waits for a Friend in a Tokyo Department Store

If you go to the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, by Valentines Day, you will be able to see the Geminoid-F android casually sitting in a show window, looking as if it’s waiting for a friend. Geminoid-F has been programmed with basic emotions and behaviors. It uses them as models to create expressions and actions based on what’s happening around it. “We’re always looking for places where androids could be utilized. Show windows normally use mannequins, but ideally, that wouldn’t be the case. It would be better to have actual fashion models there because that would make the clothes look great. But in reality, a model can’t spend all day in a show window. Mannequins though, don’t really look like people. So we think androids are a great match for the purpose of show windows.” This android was developed by Professor Ishiguro. He previously created the Android ...

Full article: http://en.akihabaranews.com/109264/robot/geminoid-f-andro...

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