Das AI-Lab der Uni Zürich will innerhalb von 9 Monaten (die Arbeiten haben bereits vor 'ner Weile begonnen) den fortschrittlichsten humanoiden Roboter der Welt bauen: Roboy. Die Finanzierung stemmen sie grade unter anderem mit Crowdfunding und ich schätze, ich werde mir das NC-Logo auf 'nem Roboter mal leisten, hat ja nun nich' jeder, und 50 Schweizer Franken angelegt im tiefsten Uncanny Valley sind ein richtig gutes Investment. Aus der Pressemitteilung:
Roboy is a robot with a future. He represents a new generation of robots and an innovative research direction for science and industry. This pioneering project began a good five months ago at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich, and its goal is to develop one of the most advanced humanoid robots within the record-breaking timeframe of only nine months. Today “Roboy” is getting a new face and can already move his arms – and soon he will be presented to the public to celebrate the laboratory's 25th anniversary at the robotics fair "Robots on Tour".
"Roboy" – a "soft robot" – is a more advanced version of his famous brother "Ecce". Thanks to his construction as a tendon-driven robot modelled on human beings ("normal" robots have their motors in their joints), Roboy moves almost as elegantly as a human. What's more, at a later point in the project Roboy will be covered with "soft skin", so that interacting with him becomes safer and more pleasant.