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Japan Science Museum shows creepy human-like robot (VIDEO)

Japan Science Museum shows creepy human-like robot (VIDEO)The Japan Science Museum last week unveiled its latest installation, a human-like robot called Alter. The robots movements are entirely governed by a neural networka learning computer system modelled after the structure of neurones in the human brainand devoid of human involvement, according to Engadget.

Alter has a series of sensors that detect proximity, humidity, noise, and temperature of the room its in. Changes in the rooms temperature, or how many people are near the bot, will influence its movements. Alter also sings the wave patterns that its fingers make as they move.

The robot was built by robotics researchers at labs in Tokyo and Osaka, according to Gizmodo, and itll be on display at the museum through August 6. After that, itll be back to the lab to figure out what to teach it to do next.

Kouhei Ogawa, one of the researchers behind Alter, told Engadget: This time, Alter doesnt look like a human. It doesnt really move like a human. However, it certainly has a presence.

Its true. In the video, Alter gives the impression of having something alive in there thats neither human nor robot.



Source: Quartz
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