Domo Arigato, Ms. Roboto!

Japanese Robot

Giving lonely men everywhere hope, this life-like robot debuted this week in Tsukuba, Japan. The walking, talking robot has a female face that can smile and blink.

The developers’ hopes to have it work as a fashion model have been dashed. “People in the industry told us she was short and had a rather ordinary figure,” said one of the developers. The robot weighs 95 lbs, which is about more than half of what a real model weighs these days.

Image credit: The Associated Press


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