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Female Jia Jia android impresses in Shanghai

January 12, 2017 | Comment icon 14 comments



Jia Jia certainly looks like a real person. Image Credit: YouTube / New China TV
An eerily realistic robot designed to emulate a human woman has been turning heads this week in China.
First revealed by engineer Chen Xiaoping and colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China last year, Jia Jia has been billed as the country's first human-like robot.

Capable of holding a simple conversation as well as making appropriate facial expressions, the robot appeared on Monday at an economic conference in Shanghai's World Financial Center.

According to Chen, robots like Jia Jia will begin taking over from humans in some jobs within as little as ten years thanks to ongoing improvements in robotics and artificial intelligence.

"In 5-10 years there will be a lot of applications for robots in China," he said.



Source: Phys.org | Comments (14)


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Comment icon #5 Posted by pallidin 6 years ago
Comment icon #6 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 6 years ago
Not bad! But can she get a cold beer from the ice box and make me a sammich.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Tatetopa 6 years ago
Maybe you are on to something pallidin. With the one child policy and preferential female abortions, there is a shortage of marriageable females, especially those that want to be poor and live in the country.
Comment icon #8 Posted by DieChecker 6 years ago
I tend to agree with "creepy".... The video on the UM news page doesn't work anymore.†
Comment icon #9 Posted by TruckerNate 6 years ago
What a stiff.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Hartmut 6 years ago
Remember the very first 'clunky' mobile phone and what it could, or rather could not do - compared to what a 'smart mobile phone' looks and can do at present ? ? ? She may be a bit weird and stiff now, but in about 10 years from now she will be near indistinguishable from real humans (and much prettier too!)
Comment icon #11 Posted by Hartmut 6 years ago
Remember the very first 'clunky' mobile phone and what it could, or rather could not do - compared to what a 'smart mobile phone' looks and can do at present ? ? ? She may be a bit weird and stiff now, but in about 10 years from now she will be near indistinguishable from real humans (and much prettier too!)
Comment icon #12 Posted by jps 6 years ago
When these robots become self-aware and want to join these UM forums, how are they going to get past the registration security?
Comment icon #13 Posted by brlesq1 6 years ago
A little stiff, but definitely cool. When they start making them to do housework, I'm first in line!
Comment icon #14 Posted by psyche101 6 years ago
Still clunky isn't it. When she turns her head there is that one speed smooth motions followed by an abrupt stop, do these developers know what limit switches and variable speed drives are? Seems to still be a basic attempt with a more realistic skin.† Can tell the weather? So can a Fridge these days. Pffft. I think they should pay me an exorbitant amount of money to join the design team.†


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