05 Oct '11, 10am

NTU unveils Singapore's first humanoid robot

NTU unveils Singapore's first humanoid robot

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has developed a humanoid robot called NASH, which stands for Nanyang Technological University Advanced Smart Humanoid. According to NTU, it also has the beginnings of artificial intelligence. This means instead of just following orders, the machine can learn and adapt. Its inventor estimates that five more years is all it takes for it to blend into the everyday lives of humans. But with so many robots out there, what makes NASH different? It is the robot's "mind", according to its inventor, Associate Professor Xie Ming. He said: "It is unique... (It has a) meaning-centric mind. It's a mind which enables the robot to learn language... (and) the physical meaning of the environment." That makes NASH able to react to its surroundings, with a little help. Associate Professor Xie Ming said the 1.8-metre tall robot can...

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