Minimal designed teleoperated robot
Telenoid is a teleoperated android covered with soft vinyl that can transmit a remote operator's physical movement and voice. Through the Internet, it can be teleoperated from anywhere in the world with a laptop PC and a sensor headset. By hugging it during communication, users feel as if they are facing the remote operator and talking with him or her. Its minimal human design allows it to resemble any person. From previous research on Geminoid, it can be said that Telenoid has the minimum number of channels to enable human-to-human communication.