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.


Introducing the New Philip K Dick Android

January 16, 2011

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20028602-1.html

The Philip K Dick android has been rebuilt, in a collaborative exercise by David Hanson and Dutch film-maker David Kleijwegt.

The new android, known as “New Phil,” is similar to the previous incarnation of the android, known as “Old Phil.”  There are some slight differences, however.

New Phil is better looking and overall a sleeker design than Old Phil. He smiles more. He’s got a more colorful shirt!

However, the AI for New Phil is not currently up and running. That will be a future endeavour by Hanson Robotics and the Apollo Mind Initiative.