“If you don’t try to make a robot’s face look realistic, it doesn’t have the same effect on users psychologically,” Koutaro Maki, a professor at Showa University, tells Wired. Its is important that the robotic patient looks and feels as real as possible, it should even put out the right emotions at the right time. In the end the student should feel that the robotic patient is an actual a human patient, if yes ,it has achieved its goal.
And yes Hanako will go sale in Japan later this year, before being exported to countries around the world.
With robonaut at the ISS and hanako 2 at the medical center we will soon see robotic technology everywhere, the future is coming sooner than you think.