Telenoid is a robotic communications device. You connect to the robot over the Net, and it will transmit your voice and mimic your face and head motions. It's like a mobile phone shaped like an alien.
Ishiguro Lab and ATR
- Japan 🇯🇵
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Telenoid was designed by Hiroshi Ishiguro, who also designed the Geminoid robots.
The Telenoid R1 was created at Osaka University by a team led by Hiroshi Ishiguro. The goal was to design a telepresence robot that could reproduce the voice and movements of a remote operator. Ishiguro is known for his lifelike androids that look like real people, including a robot replica of himself that he named Geminoid HI-1 and a smiling female android called Geminoid F. But the Telenoid is quite different, featuring a minimalistic design. The size of small child, the robot has a soft torso with a bald head, a doll-like face, and stumps in place of limbs. In 2011, Ishiguro unveiled Elfoid, a pocket-size version of the Telenoid that could operate as a cellphone.
Minimal design with body intended to appear either male or female, old or young.
- 30 cm
- 80 cm
- 5 kg
Camera, two microphones.
- Degrees of Freedom (DoF)
- 12 (Eye: 3 DoF x 2; Mouth: 1 DoF; Neck: 3 DoF; Arm: 1 DoF x 2)
Plastic skull, metal skeleton, urethane foam filling, and silicone or soft vinyl skin.
On-board ARM7 CPU for motor control. External PC for teleoperation.
Custom teleoperation system
External DC power supply