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Geminoid DK

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Geminoid DK is a realistic android designed for research into human-robot interaction. It's modeled after Danish professor Henrik Scharfe, who remotely operates the android as his robotic surrogate.

Creator
Aalborg University, Osaka University, Kokoro, and ATR
Country
Denmark πŸ‡©πŸ‡°
Year
2011
Type
Humanoid, Research
Creator
Aalborg University, Osaka University, Kokoro, and ATR
Country
Denmark πŸ‡©πŸ‡°
Year
2011
Type
Humanoid, Research

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Specs

FEATURES
Equipped with an array of actuators in the face and torso. Capable of autonomously performing breathing and blinking movements.
HEIGHT
130 cm | 51.2 in (sitting posture)
LENGTH
85 cm | 33.5 in
WIDTH
56 cm | 22 in
WEIGHT
40 kg | 88.2 lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph

SENSORS
External cameras and microphones positioned next to the android (used for teleoperation).
ACTUATORS
Pneumatic actuators in the face (eyes, forehead, eyebrows, eyelids, and cheeks) and body (neck and shoulder).
POWER
Standard 110-V/220-V power supply
COMPUTING
Custom server and control infrastructure
SOFTWARE
Windows OS and Java-based application
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
12
MATERIALS
Metal skeleton, silicone skin for hands and face, wig made of human and artificial hair.
COST
$165,000 (robot plus control equipment)
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
Japanese animatronics firm Kokoro and Hiroshi Ishiguro, a researcher at ATR and a professor at Osaka University, unveiled the original Geminoid HI-1 in 2006. In 2010, Kokoro, Ishiguro, and ATR introduced the Geminoid F. The Geminoid DK, third in the series, was unveiled in 2011. The robot was commissioned in 2010 and completed in 2011. It's modeled after Henrik Scharfe, a professor at Aalborg University, in Denmark, who uses the robot to study human-robot interaction.
WEBSITE
http://www.geminoid.dk