Korea Unveils Own Android

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by: Ilya Vedrashko

"Korea has developed its own android capable of facial expressions on its humanoid face, the second such machine to be developed after one from Japan. The name combines the first human name found in the Bible, Eve, with the "r" in robot.

The android has the face and body of a woman in her 20s, is 160 cm tall and weighs 50 kg. Ever-1 can move its upper body and "express" happiness, anger, sadness and pleasure. But the robot is still incapable of moving its lower half.

The 15 monitors in the robotic face allow it to interpret the face of an interlocutor and look back at whoever stands near it. Ever-1 also recognizes 400 words and can hold a basic verbal exchange.

The robot can serve to provide information in department stores and museums or read stories to children."

Original Post: http://adverlab.blogspot.com/2006/05/korea-unveils-own-android.html