Documentaries  |  ,   |  April 7, 2017

Erica: Man Made

Full documentary. 14 minutes.

Documentary produced by The Guardian. Runtime 14 minutes.

Erica is a human-like autonomous android robot. She has a neutral face and speaks in synthesised voice. She has 20 degrees of freedom but can’t move her hands yet. She was designed by Hiroshi Ishigur. Together they attempt to redefine what it means to be human and reveal that the future is closer than we might think.

Guardian readers asked Erica some questions in response to the documentary. Erica: ‘I want to be more like a human’ Runtime 5 minutes. May 8, 2017.
Short documentary produced by Bloomberg. Hello World host Ashlee Vance travels to Osaka University to visit Erica. Runtime 4 minutes. October 31, 2016.

Robot’s Delight – A Lyrical Exposition on Learning by Imitation from Human-Human Interaction.

Music video featuring Erica that won Best Video at the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2017). Authors: Dylan F. Glas, Malcolm Doering, Phoebe Liu, Takayuki Kanda and Hiroshi Ishiguro.