Korean scientists have developed the world’s first (Japanese speaking?) female android, the EveR-1, which stands 1.6m tall and weighs approx. 110 pounds. It’s capable of understanding 400 words, speaking, and making facial expressions via fifteen motors embedded into her silicon face. Video clip after the jump.
For now, EveR-1 can be employed as a guide robot at museums and department stores or as an educational model to read books to children,” Baeg said. But we are looking further ahead _ we are working on upgrading the android with the aim of making it move its legs by the end of this year. It will be able to sit down and stand up by then,” he expects.
[via Korea Times]