When I first saw this story all I could think was Data from Star Trek... and now I think "O.M.G!!!" Le Trung, a chemist graduate from York University has created Aiko, Canada's first full-functional female android! With the B.R.A.I.N (Biometric Robot Artificial Intelligence Nervous) system, created by Mr. Le, Aiko can speak Japanese and English, respond to questions verbally with over 13,000 sentences, learn simple information and respond to touch via sensors on her silicone skin. This droid can mimic pain and is developed with the ability to recognize pain and avoid it!
Le Trung and Aiko were at the Ontario Science Centre's Robot Games event on Saturday November 21st.