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Volume 26 Issue 1 - Publication Date: 1 January 2007
Special Issue: The 12th International Symposium on Robotics Research
 
Scientific Issues Concerning Androids
 
H. Ishiguro Department of Adaptive Machine Systems, Osaka University
 
In the development of humanoids, both the appearance and behavior of the robots are significant issues. However, designing the robot’s appearance, especially to give it a humanoid one, was always a role of industrial designers. To tackle the problem of appearance and behavior, two approaches are necessary: one from robotics and the other from cognitive science. The approach from robotics tries to build very humanlike robots based on knowledge from cognitive science. The approach from cognitive science uses the robot to verify hypotheses for understanding humans. This cross-interdisciplinary framework is called android science. This conceptual paper introduces developed androids and states key issues in android science.
 
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Example 1: Talking android. (11.3 MB) avi
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Example 2: Subconscious movements. (4.9 MB) avi
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Example 3: Reactive behaviors. (3.2 MB) avi
 
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