NFC has harnessed its self-learning, intelligent algorithms, and AI resources, which were formerly reserved for research and development, to pioneer the creation of socially intelligent machines. Through NFC's artificial intelligence (n-AI), robots are brought to life, enabling seamless interactions with humanoid individuals.
Traditionally, robots have primarily emulated 'life.' In our pursuit of humanoid AI, we're continually integrating advanced cognitive capabilities, aiming to enable robots to authentically act and interact like humans. The humaN48 robotics project represents a groundbreaking leap in humanoid robot applications, surpassing human cognitive abilities.
Incorporating a nanoFlowcell® energy system into humaN48 has enabled us to explore autonomous applications featuring a self-refueling mechanism, ensuring uninterrupted 24/7 operation. This innovation proves especially advantageous for safety-critical applications, such as robots, which benefit greatly from our low-voltage flow cell technology and the unparalleled performance capabilities delivered by nanoFlowcell®.
On the basis of 30 years’ preparatory work, the humaN48 robotics project combines NFC’s various deep learning tools and machine learning technologies with the most progressive expert systems, natural language processing systems, adaptive mimicry and movement control and multimodal cognitive software systems.
Over 1,500 microprocessors breathe life into humaN48; progressive machine perception, inverse kinematics and optimized movement programming allow the hydropneumatically controlled body motion system to achieve 95 percent lifelike movements.
Artificial intelligence does not require a lifelike body. In fact, it does not require any body at all. If however we want to create a robot with lifelike cognition, one which can understand and relate to people, we have to give the robot a feel for human cognition, emotion, socialization, perception and movement.
In our perspective, the most effective approach for humaN48 to embody human-like characteristics is by providing it with a shell that closely resembles the human body. This design encourages people to interact with humaN48 as they would with another person, rather than perceiving it as just a robot.
Our research objective with humaN48 is to develop a humanoid robot capable of intuitively comprehending everyday situations, demonstrating empathy, and exhibiting a deep understanding of human experiences.