Here is a quick description:
A 2.6 foot remote-operated humanoid robot designed to be capable of emulating human communication.
Here is a longer description:
Ambassador Robot No. 001, also known as Halley, is a 2.6-foot humanoid automaton built for the sole purpose of exploring what it means to be human from a non-human perspective. The primary means of achieving this is through human-robot interaction, where the robot, Halley, emulates as many human functions as possible while interfacing with another person. In order to connect with the idea of being human, a humanoid shape of respectable size is deemed necessary, along with an array of face-to-face communication techniques. A speaker, camera, and microphone satisfies the need for basic sensory input and output. Gestures, such as raising hands to ask questions, are supported by Halley's movable arms and legs. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, the ability to express emotions will be achieved through the clever use of an Android phone as a face. The ultimate goal for this project is to have Halley take the place of a student in a classroom.
This is a very advanced project and assumes knowledge of laser cutting, 3D printing, usage of a machine shop, soldering electronics, and a variety of other things. The expected time to finish this project is a couple months working on and off, and a couple weeks working full time. The expected cost for this project is roughly 500-800 USD. I would not advise beginners to do this project!
(Images above are a small sample of the parts you will need for this project.)