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Erica

Erica is an advanced android designed as a research platform to study human-robot interaction. It understands natural language, has a synthesized human-like voice, and can display a variety of facial expressions.

FEATURES

Natural dialogue and motion-generation capabilities. Ultrarealistic human-like appearance. Facial expressions and gesture motions.

HEIGHT

166 cm | 65.3 in

LENGTH

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WIDTH

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WEIGHT

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SPEED

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SENSORS

Two CMOS cameras and two microphones in the head

ACTUATORS

44 pneumatic actuators

POWER

0.7-MPa compressed air to drive the pneumatic actuators and 24-V DC power supply to control the valves

COMPUTING

Sensor network connected to multiple PCs. One PC to control actuators.

SOFTWARE

ROS, Java, Python

DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)

44 (Face: 13 DoF; Neck: 4 DoF; Arms: 9 DoF x 2; Torso: 3 DoF; Hands: 3 DoF x 2)

MATERIALS

Silicone (face, arms, and hands)

COST

N/A

STATUS

Ongoing

WEBSITE

http://hil.atr.jp/en/robots.html