Saturday, November 1, 2014

Toshiba Humanoid Robot Aiko Chihira as the Android Communication with Sign Language

Robometricschool. - Toshiba as one of the giant Japanese electronics goods manufacturer, lately has released a humanoid robot that named with Aiko Chihira. This is a humanoid robot that can communicate using sign language. 

Figure 1. Aiko Chihira from Toshiba (Source:detikinet)

Aiko Chihira robot also called with 'android communication' has been introducing into the general society in this week at the event of Cutting-Edge IT & Electronics Comprehensive Exhibition (CEATEC) 2014 that held in Japan. 

Chihira Aiko Robot is beautiful robot that designed optimally be able to move the arm and forearm using 43 actuators, so as to speak with Japanese sign language. 

When viewed from its, the ability of Chihira still categorized as still limited robot ability when compared with other humanoid robots such as Honda's robot ASIMO. The ability of the robot Aiko Chihira still limited with simple movements, such as greeting. 

Limitations of this robot eventually make Toshiba plans to develop this robot with do the collaboration with Osaka University, which has long been developing a humanoid robot. The aim is that this robot into a robot communication fully later in 2020. The development is planned have the ability includes the ability to understand human speech, the response of the human voice, robot control, and other sensors. University supplies Toshiba with the technology to make robots similar the humans. 

In addition Osaka University, Shibaura Institute and Shonan Tekonologi also contribute in terms of teaching technology-based movement sensor and robot control technology. Meanwhile, Toshiba is in charge of making the algorithm that controls and coordinates the robot actuators. 

The ultimate goal of Toshiba to develop this robot is the ability of a robot that can serve and accompany the elderly and people with dementia to communicate using sign language, and allow healthcare workers to monitor the elderly or families. (Source: detikinet on Saturday, 10/11/2014)


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