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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Female Fashion Robot

The Japanese government has spent $2 million developing a female "fashion" robot that was shown of by AIST research lab near Tokyo. The HRP-4C Gynoid robot will be presented at the fashion show in the Japanese capital starting March 23.

HRP-4C is powered by 30 motors and is designed to walk and look like a human woman. the robot can perform a variety of facial expressions such as surprise. Reports say AIST will sell 4C body frames for $200,000 apiece.

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