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mercoledì 5 aprile 2017
The Robot Wife
A Chinese engineer has “married” a robot he created after failing to find a human spouse.
Zheng Jiajia, 31, an artificial intelligence expert who designs and creates robots in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, created the “female” robot at the end of last year, the Qianjiang Evening News reported.
The robot, which he named Yingying, can identify Chinese characters and images and even say a few simple words, the report said.
Zheng “married” his creation in a simple ceremony on Friday, according to the report.
Yingying wore a black suit on the day and “her”head was covered with a red scarf during the ceremony, a traditional Chinese wedding ritual.
Witnesses to the event were Zheng’s mother and his friends.
One of his friends told the newspaper that Zheng had grown frustrated after failing to find a girlfriend.
The report said Zheng planned to upgrade his robot “wife” to enable her to walk and even help out with household chores.
The Robot Wife was created by inventor Le Trung. It was built with the help of his parents and $30,000. The robot was built by hand and can perform many of the same duties many people can perform. The robot has garnered worldwide attention.
Le built his first robot when he was only four years old. The Robot Wife (named Aiko) is a new creation from the inventor. Aiko has advanced artificial intelligence and can speak 13,000 different sentences in two languages – English and Japanese. She can also recognize faces and remembers to say hello as a greeting. The only downside to Aiko is that she can’t walk. Le Trung has spent the last several months trying to figure out how to get his mechanical wife to walk. Meanwhile, she stays in a chair or on the floor.
The robot wife also has real silicone skin and an authentic human hair wig. Her body is touch sensitive and understands the difference between being tickled or gently stroked. Amazingly, she also understands when she is touched in certain ways and will slap an individual that touches or squeezes her too hard.