Geminoid | DK

Description

The first Geminoid Lab outside Japan will be located at Aalborg University. The lab will be the home of a gemonoid, a human-like robot, modeled over the director of AAU's Center for Computer-mediated Epistemology, Associate Professor, Henrik Scharfe.

The purpose of the lab is to systematically investigate certain aspects of Human Robot Interaction.

A Geminoid or twin-robot is designed to resemble a living person. It is controlled by an operator who through the use of advanced software can transfer facial movements and speech to the robot next door (or where ever...). For many years, robot technology has primarily been associated with factories and warehouses, but the days of thinking about robots as just 'tools' are over, Henrik Scharfe says. The robots have become a media, perhaps one of the more significant media of the future. In that way, robot technology follows the trajectory of computers: from tools to media.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/06/2010 → …

Funding

  • IT-vest
  • Det Obelske Familiefond

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Robots
Human robot interaction
Warehouses
Industrial plants
Trajectories