Well perhaps if the road show is a success then they will do it again, NadineJ. It does seem like a really great event for engineers and designers, so they will probably take advantage of it and call for more in the future.
I agree, Rob. I think these sort of events, especially being available free to designers and engineers, can be a great service and help to those in the industry as they look to take advantage of new technologies.
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.
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