CB2 The baby robot

CB2 (Child-robot with Biomimetic Body)  is a young android created by Japanese researchers Minoru Asada and Hiroshi Ishiguro (who famously created an android twin of himself). The following video shows this silicone skin baby bot rolling around and trying to kind-of speak:

 This 130 cms tall robot weights 33 Kg and is endowed with 197 tactile sensors and 51 compressed air-powered actuators. The robot is able to develop a behavior similar to a 1 or 2 years old baby. He react to touch and turns his gaze towards the person who touched him. The next step for this project from the Science and Technology Agency in Osaka is to develop a new version able to emulate a three years old child, able to walk and talk. That will be a real challenge requiring some degree of consciousness…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *