Project Aiko: AI Female Android

Posted on December 14, 2008

CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a human and robot love story. Many science fiction authors have predicted that human-robot love will eventually happen. Aiko is a companion robot project. She has the ability to recognize objects put in front of "her" and has the "ability to talk and interact with humans with 13,000 sentence at her disposal." The fembot sounds fairly impressive from reading Physorg's write-up. The look of Aiko is what is garnering attention from networks like CNN (see below) but it is the software brain created by designer Le Trung that is the most impressive. Making a pretty doll is one thing but coding a beautiful mind is another thing entirely.

This video from ProjectAiko says the android can access 250 faces per second. Take a look: