Telenoid 2011

Telenoid, the latest robot to emerge from Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro’s R&D lab, followed in the footsteps of its robotic twin Geminoid that created quite a stir at the Ars Electronica Center in 2009.

 

"TELENOID" was developed by Osaka University and ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories. Foto: Robertba
“TELENOID” was developed by Osaka University and ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories. Credit: Robertba

 

This current project focused on new forms of telecommunication, whereby gaining insights into human behavioral psychology continues to play an important role. Telenoid resembles a baby; you hold it in your arms during the conversation. It’s capable of registering changes in a speaker’s voice and translating this input into gestures and expressions. Two people, each with his/her own Telenoid, can thus each converse with a three-dimensional interlocutor that directly conveys the facial expressions of the other person. In this project, Ars Electronica Futurelab and Prof. Ishiguro collaborated to search for the factors of social contextual robot by using a unique public environment of Robolab.

 

Foto: Ogawa
Credit: Ogawa

 


Concept & Curation:

Gerfried Stocker, Emiko Ogawa and Hideaki Ogawa

Project Coordination:

Emiko Ogawa, Johanna Mathauer and Hideaki Ogawa