And EveR-2 Muse makes two

typed for your pleasure on 18 October 2006, at 3.01 pm

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Whilst scanning my Technorati faves today, I ran across something on a random Japanese site — KiTECH of Korea’s EveR-2 Muse is finally making the scene. In making a couple of enquiries on das InfoBahn, here’s what I came up with:

Looking a lot better than the previous model, I’d say

Korea’s Second Humanoid Robot to Sing for Fans

The world’s first celebrity robot Ever-2 Muse will soon make “her” public debut. Ever-2 will perform a new ballad titled “I’ll close my eyes” at the opening ceremony of Robot World 2006 at COEX on Wednesday, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy said. The robot can be thought of as the little sister of Ever-1, which debuted on May 4 as the first domestic humanoid robot. Ever-2’s skin is produced with silicon. It has some 60 motors in the face (23), neck (three), arms (six each), hands (four each) and lower body (12), allowing a wide range of actions and expressions.

The robot can express 13 consonants and vowels and can not only lip-synch but can dance to music and hold “conversations” with fans. Since it senses colors and movement, it can respond based on the reactions of those nearby. Baeg Moon-hong, a senior researcher at the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology, says Ever-1 with 35 motors was able to express the four emotions of happiness, sadness, excitement and anger, but Ever-2 can express eight, adding fright, discomfort, interest and boredom. Ever-2 is 165 cm-tall, 5 cm taller than its predecessor, and at 60 kg weighs 10 kg more.

Rock the hell on, Korea! This almost makes up for that whole nuke thing.
Surprisingly, Robot Watch doesn’t have anything on her yet, but I’m sure more info about her will be forthcoming. Watch this space!

Technorati tags: EveR-1, EveR-2 Muse, Gynoid

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6 have spoken to “And EveR-2 Muse makes two”

  1. SafeTinspector writes:

    Videos? Well? VIDEOS?

  2. Davecat writes:

    I’m working on it, don’t you worry. 🙂 As a matter of fact, that’s what I was doing whilst you and I were chatting on IM earlier today..
    Problem is: she’s Korean, and most sites that would have any video files on her would be from Korea. I don’t know a lick of Korean. This makes me sad. 🙁

  3. SafeTinspector writes:

    You can’t know ALL the languages.
    Heck, I only know one, unless you count computer languages.

  4. EAO writes:

    I am a 6th grade student trying to get a development timeline on EveR-2 Muse for my science class. Do you have any of that information??

  5. Davecat writes:

    Hi there –
    Thanks for asking! I feel like a Synthetiks mentor! Awesome! Unfortunately, it seems I’m not the best Synthetiks mentor out there, as I don’t have the info you seek. Don’t get me wrong; if the EveR series of Gynoids were made by nearly any other country, I could help, but I know zero Korean, which makes finding a development timeline for her awkward.

    However, if you happen to know anyone who reads Korean fluently, ask them to go digging round on KiTECH’s official site here. Oddly enough, typing in ‘muse’ or ‘eve-r’ on the English version of the same site gets you no results. Hrrm.

    Sorry I couldn’t help, but again, thanks for asking! If you need any assistance with any Japanese-made Gynoids or Androids, I’ll be more useful, though. 🙂 And good luck with your project!

  6. EAO writes:

    Thanks for trying to help! I guess she was not the best pick for my report.

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