First footage of the New Philip K Dick Robot

January 18, 2011

Here’s some footage of the New Philip K Dick android.
Please note: unlike the original PKD android, this one isn’t intelligent and can’t hold real-time conversations (or any conversations).
Even so, this demo shows how powerfully lifelike the android is.

Footage of PKD Robot at NextFest

May 28, 2009

Here is some footage that a NexFest visitor took of the Philip K Dick android in June 2005. This is probably the best footage we’ve seen of the android, in part because of Olney’s detailed explanation at the start: “in his books and movies there are really advanced robots that are just like people. So we thought it would be really cool to make art to make a robt. So that’s what it is, it’s an interactive sculpture.”
He continues to introduce the robot, and explains that it’s looking around, scanning the room for faces.

Roborama on Hanson Robotics

December 22, 2007

here’s some excellent footage of Hanson Robotics robots, including Pirate Robot and Phil (the Philip K Dick robot) at NextFest).