I woke up today feeling a little down. There was some gap in my life, nay, a hole in the world that needed filling for the good of mankind. Something, some goal that civilisation, mankind collected, hadn’t achieved yet.
I couldn’t put my finger on it until I saw the above video. And then the “Eureka” moment; we had yet to perfect robotic arses.
Thank the heavens then for Nobuhiro Takahashi and the University of Electro-Communications, whose Shiri robot is making up for years of stagnation in the cyborg-arse development field.
Described as a “buttocks humanoid that represents emotions with visual and tactual transformation of the muscles,” Shiri uses a complex system of electronics, sensors and pressure sensitive pistons to express the “various emotions with organic movement of the artificial muscles”.
Amazing. Not sure whether to tag this video as “NSFW” or not; the guy demoing Shiri seems to be enjoying his job maybe a little too much…
Via: Gizmodo Japan