Creepy Robot Called Alter

AlterThe Japan National Science Museum in Tokyo is hosting a new robot called Alter.

Alter is a humanoid robot governed by a neural network.  A variety of sensors such as a temperature sensor and proximity sensor also influence Alter’s movements.

Alter also has a “central pattern generator” that uses 42 pneumatic actuators to create it’s movements.

Researchers from Tokyo and Oasaka also decided it was a good idea to make Alter “sing”.  Is Alter man or machine? You decide.

via Quartz & Engadget

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