MEET ERICA, AN IN­TEL­LI­GENT AN­DROID

HWM (Malaysia) - - THINK -

Erica an­swers the au­di­ence’s ques­tions in Ja­panese. She’s a lit­tle stiff, and she can’t walk on her own. You no­tice her face, which is beau­ti­ful. No won­der, as it’s based on an av­er­age de­sign of fea­tures from 30 beau­ti­ful women.

Erica, an in­tel­li­gent an­droid, is a col­lab­o­ra­tive project be­tween Osaka and Ky­oto uni­ver­si­ties, and the Ad­vanced Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Re­search In­sti­tute In­ter­na­tional. She was un­veiled last year, and is one of the most ad­vanced an­droids in the world to­day, with the abil­ity to make small talk and answer ba­sic ques­tions.

You might think that an­droids, ro­bots built to look and act hu­man,

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