What did you study at university?
I studied Micro Biology and later I studied Analytical Chemistry, Bsc.
That also included Applied General Science, Bsc.
Also, studied Medical school at Windsor. Interestingly, my university studies were not related to robots. I spent 18 years in university and
my last thesis I wrote was "Effect of Aspirins."
and my last patient did surgical on the lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
What is "BRAINS" software.
Bio Robot Artificial Intelligence Neural System (BRAINS) is a unique software which was created to control speech, reading, math, vision, colors, hearing, automation and sensors.
Similar to the human brain, it controls everything from reading temperatures to face and object recognition. In some ways, it is even more powerful than a human brain because it can link to infinite sources of data and conduct complete mathematical processes. It can control Aiko or any other Robot kits such as Kondo KHR2. The BRAINS software is designed to interact with the surrounding environment, process it, and record the information into its internal memory. Once the internal memory is at full capacity, the
information can be transferred into the server data base. The information can be shared for current and future robots.
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
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.
Aiko can help kids with their maths, help the elderly people read newspapers, check the weather, distinguish between different medicines etc...
In the office:
Aiko can be used at information desks, alert meeting times, give directions... such as food court, washroom, elevators... etc.
Security in Airports:
Aiko can detect 250 faces per second (N:1). Aiko can do a quick filter of known faces at the airport, answer arrival/departure time questions or give locations to certain gates and answer other queries etc.
Regarding companionship, yes, it is possible to have Aiko as a companion. Aiko has sensitivity sensors on her face and body, including her breasts and even down there. Aiko can tell the difference between being touched gently and being tickled. I know that it has caused some controversy by putting sensors in Aiko’s private areas. But I want to make it clear that I am not trying to play God, I am just an inventor, and
I believe I am helping science move forward.
How much Aiko will cost?
Hopefully, one day I will find a sponsor to mass produce Aiko. Price: TBA.
What do you see as the future of Robotics?
I believe that it's possible that robots will control all devices in your home from
cleaning your room to controlling your household appliances.
I think intelligent dynamics will be required for many of the tasks so AI will advance further in the future.
I would like to see robots that can be companion for human beings,
especially for elderly people who may require help around their home.
I think it would be necessary to have a robot that can upload its memory to a central server with unlimited storage.
This way, in the case of the robot breaking down, it would be possible to download its memory from
the central server to the new robot. That would allow the robot to maintain memories and knowledge.
Currently, the hardest part to building a robot is the AI. It is very easy to build basic artificial intelligence, but making it learn from the surroundings is more complicated. In the future, I would like to see a dynamic AI that allows the robot to learn and grow mentally.
The three laws of Yumecom
1) A robot may not harm its creator, unless creator override the system.
2) A robot should be able to repair itself or other robots.
3) A robot can protect its own existence by any means, including inaction with human begings except its creator.
When will an android be build like in the movies?
The key difference between a robot and humans is that we have feelings
and emotions. It is currently impossible to build robot that will have the
same feelings and emotions as us, but we can start by building a robot
that looks human and does artistic human things such as read music and sing for us. I have started
research in this area, and hopefully will have a demo running within 1-2 years.
It will be called "Project EVE". My dream is to build EVE and have EVE sing songs on stage.
If you any questions about Project Aiko, please do not hesitate to email to us.