A minimalist robot

What an interesting and sad experiment! “An minimalist humanoid robot” Telenoid R1 minimalist humanoid robot ~ Pink Tentacle I have liked minimalist design, but . . . .

“An minimalist humanoid robot” → “A minimalist humanoid robot”

It’s cute! It reminds me of Casper the Friendly Ghost!

As for me, it is ugly. It is unpleasant if the robot (it looks like invalid) says like my friend or relative. Although it is only my perception :).

The uncanny valley.

And I agree with Yutaka, it is interesting and sad experiment. May be I would try it as experiment or game. But in real life I will prefer Skype.

@Ks
“But in real life I will prefer Skype.”
I agree with you on that. I talk with my mother once a week on a phone. She was born in 1920 and lives in my hometown that is more than a thousand kilometers away from where I am living now.

@astamoore
“The uncanny valley is a hypothesis regarding the field of robotics.” ( Uncanny valley - Wikipedia ) I didn’t know this interesting hypothesis.

on a phone —> on the phone

@Kittymutt
Yes, it reminds us of Casper the Friendly Ghost. Thank you for your comment.

Casper the Friendly Ghost http://bit.ly/9SvrFX

Hi, Yutaka!
My situation is similar. My parents lives in my hometown that is more than a thousand kilometers away from where I am living now. And I talk with my mother by the Skape.