Would you copy your mind to a robotic body-double?

A central theme of the recently concluded GF2045 Congress was the idea of achieving a kind of immortality by transferring our minds to avatars or robots. Indeed, as Japanese professor Hiroshi Ishiguro’s presentation clearly showed, our robotic doppelgangers will truly be made to look and act like the real thing. » 6/18/13 9:40am 6/18/13 9:40am

Geminoid meet-up proves that android doppelgangers aren't the life of…

Last month, Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University, Henrik Sharfe of Aalborg University, and an unnamed female participant hauled their Geminoid doppelgangers together for the world's most awkward coffee klatch or, to quote Dr. Sharfe, "a crazy tea party." Indeed! » 4/09/11 11:00am 4/09/11 11:00am

College professor commissions android clone of himself, presumably to…

This robot right here is the Geminoid DK, an android clone of Professor Henrik Scharfe of Denmark's Aalborg University. It was built in conjunction with robot manufacturer Kokoro (who built Raptor Santa Claus) and famed roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro of the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International in… » 3/06/11 8:35pm 3/06/11 8:35pm