The Japan National Science Museum in Tokyo is hosting a new robot called Alter.
Alter is a humanoid robot governed by a neural network. A variety of sensors such as a temperature sensor and proximity sensor also influence Alter’s movements.
Alter also has a “central pattern generator” that uses 42 pneumatic actuators to create it’s movements.
Researchers from Tokyo and Oasaka also decided it was a good idea to make Alter “sing”. Is Alter man or machine? You decide.