Humanoid Robots, Ishiguro Builds Gemonoid HI-1: John C. Dvorax X3 (video)

John C. Dvorak and co-hosts Andrew Eisner and Joe Engo talk humanoid robots — and feature these creepy devices — check this out in their video of the week.

Famous Japanese scientist robot designer Hiroshi Isiguro creates his doppelganger — humanoid robot. It’s wild. It’s John C. Dvorak’s video of the week. A great interview in there regarding whether humanoid robots or other robots with AI– this one’s called the
Gemonoid HI-1 Android Prototype — could have a soul.

According to japan123 who uploaded this:

Gemonoid HI-1 is a doppelganger droid built by its male co-creator, roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro. It is controlled by a motion-capture interface. It can imitate Ishiguro’s body and facial movements, and it can reproduce his voice in sync with his motion and posture. Ishiguro hopes to develop the robot’s human-like presence to such a degree that he could use it to teach classes remotely, lecturing from home while the Geminoid interacts with his classes at Osaka University.

It’s our John C. Dvorak X3 and co-hosts Andrew Eisner and Joe Engo. This week’s featured video, above, is all about this wild humanoid robot technology. It was only a matter of time, we suppose.

John C. Dvorak X3 — one topic, three pundits, two minutes, more or less. It’s the video of the week on a wild humanoid robot from famed Japanese designer — and our guys have questions about this creepy doppelganger.


  • Hilarious! quote: “Dry mouth”


    Cool, but also creepy. Either way, I’d take one of myself. :)

    -RAP, II

  • LOL on Dry Mouth. I want to hear those sci-fi robot rules from Asimov, was it. Thanks for posting this +Ant. Can you also post Trey Ratcliff’s Stuck in Customs from his youtube channel?

    Editorial plans right here out in the open. That’s right.

    Anyway, this IS weird! I love X3.

    • Yup, Issac Asimov: Rules of Robotics

      1.) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

      2.) A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

      3.) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

  • Would it be possible for Jenna Jameson to help out with the next stage of development?