Here are two others, a miniature and a full-sized replica. This is another, similar service for a doll-sized replica, My3DTwin: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2348962/3D-printer-make-doll-sized-twin-24 And perhaps much weirder, a Japanese roboticist has made a full-sized twin of himself: http://japandailypress.com/japanese-robotics-scientist-hiroshi-ishiguro-unveils-body-double-robot-1730686/
While perusing the museum the other day I saw a detailed bust of a Neanderthal. Having just read an article on 3d printing, I thought it would be amusing to arrange to have someone who accompanies you to the museum to be scanned, so it can be THEIR FACE in the display case by the time you get to the bust of the Neanderthal. Record their reaction on videotape.
At present, an expensive joke, but pricies WILL come down.
Are they robots or androids? We're not exactly sure. Each talking, gesturing Geminoid looks exactly like a real individual, starting with their creator, professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University in Japan.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.