Max Aguilera-Hellweg: Humanoid
Humanoid is author and photographer Max Aguilera-Hellweg’s fascinating journey through the United States and Japan to explore the evolution of robot science—the turning point where robots are crossing the great divide between data processing and sentience.
In Aguilera-Hellweg’s riveting photographs, the humanoid robots portrayed in this intriguing book run the gamut from robots that resemble with extreme accuracy an actual human being to those devoid of such surface attributes. Bina48 and Joey Chaos are endowed with humanlike skin and hair; the full-body Geminoid-F is accurate even down to her fingernails. Other humanoids, such as Atlas, a search-and-rescue humanoid created in response to the Fukushima disaster, and Valkyrie, NASA’s humanoid robot developed for a future unmanned mission to Mars to build a base for eventual human astronauts, replicate the anatomy of a human—arms, legs, torso, a head, and eyes.