Geminoid | DK

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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.
Effective start/end date01/06/201031/12/2014


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  • Head Orientation Behavior of Users and Durations in Playful Open-Ended Interactions with an Android Robot

    Vlachos, E., Jochum, E. A. & Schärfe, H., 2016, Cultural Robotics: First International Workshop, CR 2015, Held as Part of IEEE RO-MAN 2015, Kobe, Japan, August 31, 2015. Revised Selected Papers. 1. ed. Springer, p. 67-77 11 p. (Lecture Notes In Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 9549).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

    4 Citations (Scopus)
  • An Open-Ended Approach to Evaluating Android Faces

    Vlachos, E. & Schärfe, H., 2015, Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2015. IEEE, p. 746-751 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

    5 Citations (Scopus)
  • Towards Designing Android Faces after Actual Humans

    Vlachos, E. & Schärfe, H., 2015, Agent and Multi-Agent Systems: Technologies and Applications Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies: 9th KES International Conference, KES-AMSTA 2015 Sorrento, Italy, June 2015, Proceedings. Springer Publishing Company, Vol. 38. p. 109-119 10 p. (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies).

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    5 Citations (Scopus)