Sunday, May 17, 2015

Female Humanoid #robot that can talk, blink, smile, shake your hand, and even hug you

Yangyang a female robot, joint creation of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University in Japan and Shanghai Shenqing Industry in China, made its debut at Beijing’s Global Mobile Internet Conference.
These type of robots are made of a special type of silica gel, replicating the feeling of human skin to the touch. Yangyang is the fourth robot produced by Shanghai Shenqing Industry and she is modeled after one of the company's researchers.

The team behind Yangyang believe future robots like her could be used as sales assistants, or body doubles for celebrities. One of the professors has already used his body double to deliver lectures on his behalf, though it couldn't answer questions.