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8 Aug 2008 (updated 13 Aug 2008 at 20:56 UTC) »

Hi

Here is the Robot Android Hand Mechanical limb Video demo. Can be use for robot or human.


Youtube video Robot Hand Mechanical limb

Here is Aiko's new prototype Hand.

I have tested the new hand at Star Bucks picking up the coffee. I didn't get the change to video it, but I will video the next time I am there.

Pro:

1) 5 movable fingers
2) Compact size. Same as human's hand
3) Will have complete sensors for feedback
4) Low Power consumption 5V
5) Can be use for Aiko.
6) 15 movable joints
7) Material Cost $1800


Can be use for Aiko or for human. Life-like mechanical limb that has the ability to feel physical sensation. (Control by human muscle) special senors and controller will attach to the human's muscle. Another words, controlling the hand with our muscles.

Human Brain >> Nerve Impulse >> Muscle >> Aiko's Hand

This technology can be beneficial for people born with or who have undergone amputations.

Since, I can't find any volunteer, I guess I will test it on myself.

21 Jul 2008 (updated 21 Jul 2008 at 15:51 UTC) »

B.R.A.I.N.S software

B.R.A.I.N.S = Biometric Robot Artificial Intelligence Neural System

There are many application that can be use with the BRAINS software. One of the application is Project Aiko

Specification:

Language Program: Basic & C Bits: 32 Bits Resolution: 1200x 740

Control up to 8 camera Control Micro controller,including gyro, accelerometer etc... Control special sensors inside silicone skin. Control human behaviour, mimic pain, tickle, touch gently. Access info. Hwy, for Temperature and Weather Vision: Reading, Colour, Math. AI: Learning from the environment and interact with the software Automation, self control Speech: English & Japanese Voice Recognition: Work with most people (No training require) AI Conversational:13,000 sentences Access Background from foreground. Face recognition 250faces /sec including multiply people in the same room 3-d object - recognize in 3-d Trace mouth, shoulder and heart. Trace human motion such as arms and hands

Unique: 1) Voice recognition (No training voice require) 2) Easy to understand voice speech 3) Reading, anything the software can not read, it will spell it out. 4) Face fast detection and accurate, 250/sec 5) Detect mouth, shoulder, and heart (can be use for future arm robotic to feed handicap) 6) 3-D object recognize, and trace object movement. 7) Trace human motion such as arms and hands 8) Can recognize a face with or without the hat.

Application: Robotics,Multimedia, Airport, Military, Information desk, Security, Medical-hospital, Adult Companions and much more

You can watch video demo of the software on youtube below


Youtube video Software

1 Oct 2007 (updated 2 Oct 2007 at 19:26 UTC) »

Project Aiko.

This is a short 6 minutes video. A full video demonstration is 45 minutes, but I don't have the time, so 6 minutes it is.

It is still a long way to make it perfect, but one step at a time. Next month I will show how the internal software of Aiko works. Including Motion Tracing, Object Tracking and recognition. And Face Extraction and Recognition

I still need to make the movement more smooth. But one step at a time.

Also, Aiko will make her first public appearance at the International Center on Nov 2007. Aiko will do 45 minutes of Full demonstration.

Thank for reading.

Aiko Picture

Aiko Video Demo 2

23 Jul 2007 (updated 29 Jul 2007 at 22:34 UTC) »

Project Aiko: Female Android

I manage to get back the body in one piece.

I will have demo video of Aiko doing some basic and simple houseworks within a few weeks.

I just need to config the software to work with Aiko new body. In additional, I will add more sensors to Aiko.

In the meantime I have taken some pictures.

Aiko Images

Today, we manage to design a newer gear motor into Aiko's neck. Giving Aiko a total of 130kg.cm of torque for the head movement. Thus, making the head moves smoother. We will have a video demo of the new gear motor sometime next week.

13 Jul 2007 (updated 13 Jul 2007 at 14:30 UTC) »

What is Project-Aiko?

Here at Project Aiko, we are trying to design an artificial intelligence neural network system which uses both dynamic software and hardware linked together to mimic some human behaviour.

By using our custom designed artificial intelligence software named the Bio Robot Artificial Intelligence Neural System (a.k.a. B.R.A.I.N.S.) together with our custom designed shell which is a facsimile of the human female body, we have created what we believe to be a uniquely designed android (a.k.a. Aiko).

Aiko’s head and body were made from silicone, which gives the body a more natural look and feel of a human figure. Aiko has the ability to have a conversation with you (13,000+ sentences), including the ability to learn new things. Aiko can read books, newspapers, including the ability to solve math problems. In additional, she can recognize colour, faces and simple objects.

In the future, we hope to be able to implement advanced functionality such as being able to distinguish between two different drinks and then being able to bring it to you. Other functionality would be an ability to massage your shoulders and neck, having Aiko tell you to bring an umbrella when it rains or wear warmer clothes when it is cold outside. That and much more is planned.

Our approach to this project is to have things be modular which gives us the ability to add more functionality and sub-systems in the future as permitted by our resources, such as a taste bud and breathing system.

www.projectaiko.com

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