Geminoid HI-2 has been developed by the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR). Geminoids are tele-operated androids, whose appearance resembles a specific human model. Geminoid HI-2 has fifty degrees of freedom that allows Geminoid HI-2 to behave like actual humans. It is used to expose the question “What is human presence?” or “Can a human presence be transferred to a remote place?” The research explores whether the individual’s consciousness and body can function separately. Geminoid operator uses intuitive applications which means it’s remotely controlled by a human being. With face-recognition systems, Geminoid can mimic the operator’s head movements. Using voice analysis, operator’s utterances and Geminoid’s mouth movements can be synchronized in real time. The operator can also observe the Geminoid’s immediate surroundings through Geminoid’s ‘eyes’. After a period spent engaged in teleoperation system, they sometimes feel in possession of Geminoid’s body.
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