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.
Aalborg University, Ishiguro Lab, Kokoro, and ATR
- Denmark 🇩🇰
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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.
Equipped with an array of actuators in the face and torso. Capable of autonomously performing breathing and blinking movements.
- 56 cm
- 130 cm (sitting posture)
- 85 cm
- 40 kg
External cameras and microphones positioned next to the android (used for teleoperation).
Pneumatic actuators in the face (eyes, forehead, eyebrows, eyelids, and cheeks) and body (neck and shoulder).
- Degrees of Freedom (DoF)
Metal skeleton, silicone skin for hands and face, wig made of human and artificial hair.
Custom server and control infrastructure
Windows OS and Java-based application
Standard 110-V/220-V power supply
- $165,000 (robot plus control equipment)