In this video, Le Trung, tests Aiko’s impressive visual and speech recognition skills through a series of tests.
Aiko is a female robot, also referred to as fembot. Her creator, Le Trung, designed and built it all by himself and was able to program some incredible artificial intelligence behavior into it.
Trung has quite a sense of humor. Towards the end of the video he starts to make some perverted requests to Aiko and she (or just the talking head) is not very happy about those advances. It seems Trung has his deal of experience with female rejection, to the point he decided to spend half of his live building a female replica, only to be rejected by it too! how depressing.
From Le Trung’s website:
Why did you decide to build Aiko?
A Young Boy’s Dream… It actually starts back in the 70s during my childhood where I spent a lot of time watching Japanese anime which often featured robot themes. I remember saying to myself as a child, “I will build one of those when I grow up.” Throughout my life, I have built many prototypes and smaller robots. However, the greatest motivation came after watching “Chobits.” That was when I decided I had to build a life size gynoid. It was August 15, 2007. And I knew that all I needed to build it was a little inspiration and passion.
What can Aiko do?
There are many applications for an gynoid robot such as Aiko. Aiko can be used in the home environment for companionship or simply cleaning, business offices as reception and assistance or even in International Airports. With proper funding a dream can become reality.
For more information about this project visit www.projectaiko.com