October 6, 2006
Actroid DER2 fembotby Dhiram Shah
Kokoro a division of Sanrio which specializes in robotics has unveiled the Actroid DER2 fembot a successor to the Actroid DER. The Actroid DER2 is a bit thinner and can deliver more expressions, in fact she is so lifelike that you might mistake her for an actual human being. Its limbs, torso and facial expressions are controlled by a system of actuators powered by pneumatic pressure. She can even choreograph her motions and gestures with her voice.
(Videos after the jump)
Though not for sale you can rent out the Actroid DER2 fembot for around 400,000 yen (US$3,500) for 5 days.
Actroid DER2 fembot – Introducing herself
Actroid DER2 fembot – Face expressions
This is very cool technologically, but did they have to select such a weird looking female? They could have made her a lot more pretty. This is a huge mistake and will actually harm the popularity of this robot.
Well, nice, I guess. Though it still has balancing problems. However, this doesn’t look like a forty-year advance over the old Disney “Audioanimatronics” Mr. Lincoln. Some more moves (especially in the neck) but, darn, it should be able to bow without rocking back and forth!
a bit JERKY in movement, and she has HUGE palms!
I think the only real question is can she make love, and how well?
can we get some subtitles? or at least a translated transcription? it should be much more humourous this way, and will detract from the (already pointed out) “huge palm” problem.
Ha ha I’d hit it.
How strong are the motors opening and closing her mouth like how many psi are we talking here I don’t want to slip my tube steak in there and get it crushed
It’s kinda creepy, a few improvements, and you’d never know if the cute receptionist is even human…
wow that’s pretty crazy, I wonder if it’s all pre programmed stuff or if there is any AI involved… Also do you think there are optical receptors? I mean it’s pretty cool to have build a robot that moves and looks like that but it would REALLY be something amazig if it had some form of AI with it…
heh, I suppose it’s one step closer to persicons.. :p
Can it walk?
that thing remind me of something you’d see @ Disneyland except stuffed into a RealDoll
Why are her teeth yellowish? I assume robots don’t eat so staining shouldn’t be a problem.
what sort of lubricant do they use?
The devs have been beta testing her prime initiative. Explains her bukkake stained choppers. 😉
ok, tell me when they get a realistic model and is anatomicly correct. =)
OoOooOOoo… a Hello Kitty cheerleader sweatshirt! Me want!
Kokoro is working on an AI for the Actroid series & it does have some sort of sensor on it at least in the way that is supposed to be able to keep eye contact… actually it will be alot better when they fix the shakey movements and add some lower body movements as of yet the actroid cannot walk or keep its balance by itself *just a comment to all the sex freaks out there* I realize your lonely but it doesnt mean u have to undermind technological advancement for your own perverted fantisies.
Are you joking? perverted fantasies are what DRIVES technology. Just imagine the motivation for all those sex deprived Japanese scientists! What a reward ^_^
And all the business men who would no longer be getting sued by real women for rape. It would also pretty much doom the human race.
When cheap, android females that perform sexual functions more effectively and more oftern than real women……
-our race is done-
…..Wow….all I can say is that Japan is taking over then world and fast ….technology is outstanding and phenominal……wow…..kudos….japan’s taking over…..but the world is gonna end up like chobits if this keeps up…….were DOOMED
This reminds me of the anime Chobits.