Telenoid R1: Hiroshi Ishiguro’s newest and strangest android

August 2, 2010 | Source: IEEE Spectrum

Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro has just unveiled a new teleoperated android: a strange robotic creature called the Telenoid R1.

Ishiguro and his collaborators say the idea was to create a teleoperated robot that could appear male or female, old or young, and that could be easily transported.

They hope it will be used as a new communication device, with applications in remote work, remote education, and elderly care.