2005/07/29 Rementeria Argote, Nagore - Elhuyar Zientziaren Komunikazioa

It's hard to believe, but the woman in the photo is not flesh and blood, it's a robot! Under the name of Repliee Q1, researchers at the University of Osaka have participated in the World Expo exhibition in Japan (in the image appears one of them, Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro).

The bark of the robot is silicone, soft and with various sensors and motors inside. Thanks to them, their movements do not seem mechanical at all. Researchers have tried and even managed to give human form to the robot. Close and open your eyes, move your hands as you speak, all very naturally, say you also seem to breathe!