The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo has unveiled what it calls the world’s most advanced humanoid robots.
The museum invited media on Tuesday to show a girl android called Kodomoroid and an adult female android named Otonaroid. “Kodomo” means “child” in Japanese, and “otona” means adult.
The androids are to be part of a permanent exhibition opening on Wednesday.
Otonaroid can repeat what its operator says into a microphone. The operator can change the robot’s facial expressions by pressing buttons.
Kodomoroid is an announcer robot that can read news articles in a variety of voices and languages. It read a news article about an earthquake to reporters.
Otonaroid said it will work as a science communicator at the museum.