Autonomous conversational android capable of natural interaction

ERICA is developed for a research platform to the autonomous conversational robot that can communicate with people by various manners such as voice, bodily gestures, facial expressions, eye contact, and touch. ERICA’s appearance is made from CG designed to have the features that the faces of beautiful people have. The voice is generated by text-to-speech technology of the highest quality. The pneumatic actuators move her body smoothly with only slight noise. The goal of the study is to realize autonomous conversational androids that can naturally interact with people and be socially involved in daily life.