Full-Size Hatsune Miku Robot Could Be Next YouTube Sensation

by TechGeek Team

Cosplayers of Miku Hatsune isn't the only tangible form of the virtual idol, now a life size android capable of moving and talking is currently being perfected in Japan.Cosplayers of Miku Hatsune isn't the only tangible form of the virtual idol, now a life size android capable of moving and talking is currently being perfected in Japan.Nihon University in Japan has a student naming himself "Missile" who built a life-size robot of Hatsune Miku, displaying his prototype at a convention specifically inviting all kinds of robotic technology both by industry and hobbyists called the Robodex event in Shinjuku last week.

This tangible non-hologram version of Hatsune Miku at about the same height as her creator and is said to feature 50 servo motors throughout her whole body to mimic human body movements. Attendants have also commented that the android Miku has pretty impressive AI programming as well shown through her ability to articulate simulated conversations.

The android Hatsune Miku doesn't move on her own though and instead directly controlled through motion-capture like technology by her creator. Allowing the human controller to also "see" through the android Miku's field of vision using VR goggles.

The promising student stated that it was a project costing approximately US$32,500 raised through crowd funding which was enough to let him plan to produce more variety robots in the near future.


"Missile" says his goal is not to mass produce but to perfect his creations first in order to turn them into online celebrities.