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A Whole New World

  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen
  • David Hanson
  • Adi Marom
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Abstract

Humanlike robots are primarily machines that perform functions and tasks. However, they also have the appearance and increasingly imitated functionality of humans, making them smart and lifelike machines. If their capability is improved to the point that of their becoming very “smart,” they may autonomously identify and solve problems involving both physical and “intellectual” aspects that humans cannot. Such a capability can make them more profoundly useful than any other machine that humans have ever developed. They could be more than just another tool; they may become creative machines.

Keywords

Facial Animation Animated Movie Human Appearance Partner Robot Develop Robot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen
    • 1
  • David Hanson
    • 2
  • Adi Marom
    • 3
  1. 1.California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion LabPasadena
  2. 2.Hanson RoboticsRichardson
  3. 3.New York

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