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The term Android is commonly used as a catch all description for a human-looking, human acting robot. The term derives from Greek words for ?man? and ?alike?. Technically, android should only be used to refer to masculinity gendered and behavioural robots. Gynoid would be the appropriate term for a ?woman alike?. However, as outlined above, android has become the general catch-all term in the public consciousness.

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Albert Einstein: The Android
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, US, have created a basic android modelled after Dr Albert Einstein, in order to develop and test interaction routines designed to allow the android to interact with humans utilising natural facial expressions and speech recognition.

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Geminoid H1: The Android
In 2006, Hiroshi Ishiguro, director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory of Osaka University, Japan, developed Geminoid H1, the first actroid android, or as the comic and film have pressed into the public consciousness, the first surrogate.

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Japanese develop 'female' android
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28-07-2005, Japanese scientists have unveiled the most human-looking robot yet devised - a female android they have names Repliee Q1.

The age of the runway android, the robotic fashion model, possessing a form that no flesh and blood woman can, may be finally nearing us. In mid March 2009, Japanese researchers showed off a gynoid - female form android - capable of strutting her stuff on the catwalk.

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IPhone, Android Telehealth for Health Professionals (Part 4)
Telehealth applications are not just telehealth based any more. The same techniques that have helped the powerful computer/mobile phone hybrids like iphone and Android turn telehealth on its head in the past few months, are now starting to turn back in upon themselves, and affect in a positive way, how healthcare provision inside the hospital is carried out.

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IPhone, Android Telehealth for Health Professionals (Part 3)
Part Three of the series notes how things are not slowing down through April 2009, and a new industry is getting quite established.

Simroid, or 'simulator android' is a gynoid which has been developed by Dr. Naotake Shibui of the Nippon Dental University in Tokyo, to be used as a patient for dentist trainees.

CB2, which stands for Child-robot with Biomimetic Body, is a new android-based attempt at developing an artificial intelligence with social skills. The robot is essentially a bald, white baby, and it learns in much the same way - by watching expressions change on its 'mother's' face, and teaching its own neural net to cluster them together.

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IPhone, Android Telehealth for Health Professionals (Part 5)
Part five of this series looks at phone-based telehealth which reaches into the full records and data storage on each patient, kept within the hospital itself, allowing live editing and updating of those central records, via a medical professional, remotely.


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Google Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread, will appear around mid-October with the first headsets shipping in November/December time frame, according to Mobile-review.com's Eldar Murtazin. This information was obtained from Russian blogger Stasys...

When Beth Mezias lost her software job at Adobe in a downsizing at the end of 2008, she surrendered her employer-issued iPhone and bought an Android phone instead. "And," she said, "I got on the bandwagon."

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Apple's iPad is certain to grab headlines when it hits stores next month. But a number of touch-screen tablets powered by Google's Android operating system will also debut this year. Competing with Apple's latest consumer gadget won't b...

Google's mobile operating system Android is now being used on 26 phone models and 60,000 phones using Android are sold every day, the US Internet giant's chief executive said on Tuesday.

"There are 26 devices with 59 opera...

More than 160,000 mobile phones powered by Google's Android operating system are being sold every day, the Internet giant said Wednesday on the eve of the launch of the new iPhone from rival Apple.

Google chief executive Eri...