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Erica

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Erica is an advanced android designed as a research platform to study human-robot interaction. It understands natural language, has a synthesized human-like voice, and can display a variety of facial expressions.

Creator
Osaka University, Kyoto University, and ATR
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2015
Type
Humanoid, Research
Creator
Osaka University, Kyoto University, and ATR
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2015
Type
Humanoid, Research

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Specs

FEATURES
Natural dialogue and motion-generation capabilities. Ultrarealistic human-like appearance. Facial expressions and gesture motions.
HEIGHT
166 cm | 65.3 in
LENGTH
N/A cm | N/A in
WIDTH
N/A cm | N/A in
WEIGHT
N/A kg | N/A lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph N/A

SENSORS
Two CMOS cameras and two microphones in the head
ACTUATORS
44 pneumatic actuators
POWER
0.7-MPa compressed air to drive the pneumatic actuators and 24-V DC power supply to control the valves
COMPUTING
Sensor network connected to multiple PCs. One PC to control actuators.
SOFTWARE
ROS, Java, Python
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
44 (Face: 13 DoF; Neck: 4 DoF; Arms: 9 DoF x 2; Torso: 3 DoF; Hands: 3 DoF x 2)
MATERIALS
Silicone (face, arms, and hands)
COST
N/A
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
WEBSITE
http://hil.atr.jp/en/robots.html