Senior researcher Hiroshi Ishiguro apparently has a very busy schedule. But instead of having a nervous breakdown like everyone else, he decided to built a robot..of himself. Never has the term "being in two places at once" been more appropriate than right here.
The robot, built partly out of metal and partly out of an actual cast of Ishiguro, is described as though it is almost impossible to "believe this is a machine -- it seems more like a man wearing a rubber mask. But a living, breathing man."Here's the clencher. The robot can be operated remotely via a built-in speaker and remote motion capture system. This means that Ishiguro could simply place his doppleganger robot in his classroom and teach his class from home. Or, what I think is a more beneficial idea, he could use it as a substitute for himself when his girlfriend wants to go out and see a chick flick or something (do they have those in Japan?)
You can read the whole fascinating story, in addition to checking out tons of pictures of this amazing robot, at Wired
Report Published by: Mark Raby
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