[Daily Mail] Is this the world's most realistic droid? Jia Jia, the creepily life-like 'robot goddess', greets fans in China

  • [2017-01-29]

    You might do a double take when you see this particular robot - and if you did you would not be alone.
    Visitors to a recent exhibition in China were greeted by Jia Jia, a humanoid robot who is not only scarily lifelike, but intelligent and quick-witted too.
    The female robot has been called a 'robot goddess' by her hoards of online fans, and some who met her at a recent exhibition were taken aback by her lifelike appearance.
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    You might do a double take when you see this new interactive robot, and visitors to a recent exhibition in China did the same. Jia Jia is a humanoid robot who is not only very pretty, but intelligent and quick-witted too
    You might do a double take when you see this new interactive robot, and visitors to a recent exhibition in China did the same. Jia Jia is a humanoid robot who is not only very pretty, but intelligent and quick-witted too
    THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND JIA JIA
    It took the team three years to complete the robot, which can speak, show micro-expressions, move its lips and body, yet seems to hold its head in a submissive manner.
    The humanoid is programmed to recognize human/machine interaction, has autonomous position and navigation and offers services based on cloud technology.
    This humanoid has natural eye movement, speech that is in sync with its lip movement and refers to its male creators as 'lords'.
    Jia Jia stood near the entrance of the exhibition hall that hosted this year's 2016 Summer Davos Forum in Tianjin, in a major port city in North China.
    She was dressed in a traditional Chinese outfit, hairstyle, complete with a classic hairpin, and immediately caught the attention of passers-by.
    This life-like cyborg is the brain child of Chen Xiaoping and his colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China, who unveiled the technology today in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province.
    Her 'brain', which is essentially a huge online database, is connected to a cloud computing platform that allows her to enhance her ability to process emotions and speech as new data is uploaded.

    Daily Mail, 2017-01-29, Source:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3666256/Is-world-s-realistic-droid-JiaJia-creepily-life-like-robot-goddess-greets-fans-China.html

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