While the synthetic Gemini are amazingly progressing, the extensive practice of plastic surgery is turning celebrities' faces into non-anatomical, aberrant masks.
The public does not seem to bother at all, quite the opposite though.
Meanwhile robotics in surgery are progressing fast enough for us to foresee a very intricated situation as well as an interesting "close science-fiction" scenario in which a geminius will look more human and natural than a living person who could have been surgicated, through a digital 3D process, by... a robot!In an endless feedback loop process with partial recalls such as
"I play in a XVIth century movie and need a genuine face for the role otherwise it would look as Julius Caesar using a cell phone" Armand Dauré.
Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro (石黒浩 Ishiguro Hiroshi) is director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, part of the Department of Adaptive Machine Systems (知能・機能創成工学専攻) at Osaka University, Japan. A notable development of the laboratory is the actroid, a humanoid robot with lifelike appearance and visible behaviour such as facial movements. en.wikipedia.org
"The first geminoid, HI-1, was created in 2005 by Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro of ATR and the Tokyo-based firm, Kokoro. A geminoid is an android, designed to look exactly as its master, and is controlled through a computer system that replicates the facial movements of the operator in the robot."
"Associate Professor Henrik Scharfe decided to make a robot copy of himself. That is me, his Geminoid. I am being constructed in Japan while a new lab for me is being built at Aalborg U. That will be my new home."
Making the hands of the Geminoid
Geminoid-DK first smile
Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro at Osaka University
Female Android Geminoid F
Robot Looks Like Inventor
Now directing (actors) is reaching its full sense
Robot actress takes to the stage
Robot gets Job as Actroid-Human Bow down ..
Body Movement Analysis of Human-Robot Interaction
By Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro, Michita Imai, and Tetsuo Ono.
|Attached markers (left) and obtained 3D numerical position data of body movement (right)|
This paper presents a method for analyzing human-robot interaction by body movements. Future intelligent robots will communicate with humans and perform physical and communicative tasks to participate in daily life.
Articles:Latest Geminoid Is Incredibly Realistic spectrum.ieee.org
Japanese develop 'female' android news.bbc.co.uk/