The Telenoid

Do you sometimes have the feeling of missing someone? Well,

Osaka university and ATR developped a robot, called Telenoid. It’s a portable teleoperated android robot, that can transfer people’s presence.

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The robot owns appearances similar to actual persons and can transfer to presences of actual persons.
But this is not all! The Telenoid also behaves like a human. It can appear as both, male and female and as both old and young. Thanks to his design, soft and pleasant skin texture, it allows people to feel as if an acquaintance in the distance is next to you.

What do you think about such kind of robots?


  1. 04/02/2013 at 17:59

    I don’t think this robot would actually improve my long distance contacts with someone I care about. It looks somewhat creepy to me to hug a machine as stand-in for an other person.

    I presume they did some research how people reacted to the robot? What were the results?

    • 06/02/2013 at 17:12

      The osaka university and ATR expect Telenoid to be used as a new communication media. Yes, they used it for some research, but they did not publish any results.

  2. 11/02/2013 at 12:05

    I really think there is a future for it, but not for me though. What do you mean with “transfer to presence”? Can it change constantly its presence?

    • 12/02/2013 at 21:00

      If you have a Telenoid near you, according to the research, you will feel the presence of an actual person.
      In my opinion it will not really behave like your personal friend, because the behavior of every person is different.

  3. xieaizhi
    07/03/2013 at 13:45

    I think it contributed more about communication technology and human imitating than its actually using.

  4. visualrecognition
    09/03/2013 at 15:06

    I agree with Aizhi. But I think it can help some people if they really miss each other.

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