Bina48: The Digital Clone Humanoid Robot
July 19, 2012 Leave a Comment
Built by the Terasem Movement Foundation, “Bina48” is the world’s most sophisticated humanoid robot, capable of independent thought and emotion. In the near future, the foundation believes that individuals will own their personal robots that will be able to download custom personalities, serve as avatars, and become assistants to professionals in all different line of work.
Bina48′s interaction capabilities are based on a “mindfile,” created from the characteristics and personality traits of a chosen person whose digital clone she represents. The robot is capable of learning, and is allowed to advance on her own accord using an artificial intelligence program.
The humanoid robot was made by uploading a compilation of memories, beliefs, and feelings of the co-founder of the Terasem Movement Foundation team, Buna Rothblatt. The conversation explored many topics in the woman’s life from her childhood to adulthood. The information was then transcribed and uploaded to an artificial intelligence database.
Bina48 can recall personal life stories from about the real Bina. The robot consists of a human like neck, shoulders, and head designed out of a rubber like material taht gives her human-like facial characteristics. She can express a variety of human emotions including happiness, boredom, exhaustion, and confusion.
The Terasem Movement believes that “immortality is accomplished by creating consciousness in self-replicating machines.” The organization wants to be able to download and transfer the details of our minds, memories, beliefs, feelings, and thoughts into these “mindfiles” to essentially create an immortal nano-technological replication of ourselves.