Monday, March 30, 2009
Only in Japan..
I got this from Yahoo news couple weeks ago:
Japanese researchers showed off robot that will soon strut her stuff down a Tokyo catwalk. This girlie humanoid designed to look like an average Japanese woman with black hair trimmed down the shoulders, 158 cm height (the average height of Japanese woman aged 19-29), weights 43 kilograms. She has a manga-inspired human face but a silver metallic body and 42 motions motors programmed to mimic the movements of flesh-and-blood fashion models.
"We have deliberately leaned toward anime style." said the one of the inventors, humanoid research leader Shuji Kajita.