Robotics scientist Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro with ‘Geminoid’, a prototype of a doppelganger-type android modelled on himself. Photograph: Evertt Kennedy Brown/epa/Corbis Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro – director, Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University, Japan, and named one of the top 100 living geniuses by Synetics in 2007 – is a very busy man. So busy, he practically needs a clone to keep up with his work schedule, something many of us have wished for in our own lives.
But Ishiguro created one – a near-perfect mechanical likeness of silicon skin, actuators, electronics and his own hair – which he operates remotely via […]
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