Written by ina on Saturday, 2 of February , 2008 at 5:35 pm
Tags: exhibit, museum, the tech, thetech, vizclone
(FW is a programmer. The nanoimpossibility is due to FW. See here for more stuff from earlier.)
To facilitate a variety of possible shapes and sizes, another implementation could feature a latex ’skin’, with internal balloons filled with oxygen, that create a replica of the person’s shape. Limbs could be facilitated with telescoping cylinders and hydraulics that extend or shrink to produce the proper length in the extremeties.
RGB projectors surrounding the robot would project the face and proper skin tones, and the appearance of clothes.
A second implementation might involve the use of currently available technology, transparent and flexible LCD screens. Once the person is scanned, the screens can display the image of the clothing and skin around the robot’s shape.
An extreme implementation, leveraging not-yet-developed but previously conceived technology, would be to use many small nano-scale robots to combine together into one larger one. The nano-scale robots would have the ability to alter their external coloring and thus each would appear to be the ‘pixels’ of the person. This methodology, demonstrated in true Hollywood style in the motion picture ‘Virtuosity’, would represent a significant undertaking, but is not necessarily unlikely as technology and our understanding progress.
The booth looks significantly different now:
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