Geminoid DK is a realistic android designed for research into human-robot interaction. It's modeled after Danish professor Henrik Scharfe, who remotely operates the android as his robotic surrogate.
Did you know?
The Geminoid DK is the first Geminoid to be modeled after a non-Japanese person. It's also the first bearded model.
Japanese animatronics firm Kokoro and Hiroshi Ishiguro, a researcher at ATR and a professor at Osaka University, unveiled the original Geminoid HI-1 in 2006. In 2010, Kokoro, Ishiguro, and ATR introduced the Geminoid F. The Geminoid DK, third in the series, was unveiled in 2011. The robot was commissioned in 2010 and completed in 2011. It was modeled after Henrik Scharfe, a former professor at Aalborg University, in Denmark, who used the robot to study human-robot interaction.