Geminoid HI-1 is an android copy of its creator, Hiroshi Ishiguro. It reproduces the voice and head movements of Ishiguro (or another operator) and is intended to study what it means to be human.
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Did You Know?
Strands of hair from Hiroshi Ishiguro's scalp were used on his android twin.
Hiroshi Ishiguro always dresses in black. Always.
"Geminoid" comes from the word "geminus," which is Latin for "twin."
- Capable of performing breathing and blinking movements autonomously.
- 140 cm | 55.1 in (sitting posture)
- N/A cm | N/A in
- 100 cm | 39.4 in
- 60 kg | 132.3 lb
- N/A km/h | N/A mph
- Tactile sensors
- 50 pneumatic actuators
- External air compressor
- External teleoperation control unit and air valve system
- Windows OS. Custom robot control and teleoperation software.
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 50 (Head: 13 DoF; Torso: 15 DoF; Arms and legs: 22 DoF)
- Silicone rubber for skin. Fiber-reinforced plastic for skull. Metal and plastic for internal frame and mechanisms. Urethane foam for shape support. Natural and synthetic hair.
- $1 million