A female robot has became Japan’s latest supermodel.
Unbelievable but true! The new Japanese humanoid robot HRP-4C displays a range of emotions. The walking, talking girlbot is getting some practice, as she’s set to make her catwalk debut at a Tokyo fashion show.
Scientists from Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology reportedly designed the 5-foot (ish), dark-haired creation to look like an average japanese woman between the ages of 19 and 29. Unlike the average woman, however, HRP-4C has 30 motors in her body that allow her to walk and move its arms and 8 facial motors for blinking, smiling, and expressing emotions akin to anger and surprise.
The robotic framework for the HRP-4C, sans face and other coverings, will sell for about $200,000, and the technology behind it will eventually be made public so people can come up their own moves for the bot (according to the Associated Press).
The government-backed AIST says she’s mostly being developed for the entertainment industry, for use in amusement parks, for example, or as an exercise teacher, and is not yet ready to help with daily chores. So unfortunately for those eager to hire HRP-4C as a home or office assistant, for now at least, her main job is to look pretty.
I think this is truly amazing and without a doubt we are getting more near to a revolutionary breakthrough.
Anime & Manga
Weekend-ul acesta (9/10 mai) am fost pentru prima oara la OTAKU Festival.
Festivalul a ajuns anul acesta la a treia editie si este un festival dedicat in intregime iubitorilor de anime & manga, Japanese writing, vizionare de AMV-uri, jucat la Playstation, cosplay… In esenta, reprezinta o sarbatorire a celor mai reusite productii anime si manga.
In cele doua zile cat s-a desfasurat acest festival, am avut ocazia sa ma las prada unui sentiment deosebit de placut…pe care nu pot sa il asociez cu nimic trait din experientele anterioare. A fost ca si cum as fi luat parte la o poveste live. Tot ce deobicei vedeam la televizor sau la calculator acum era in fata ochisorilor mei… it was like a dream come true… adica tot timpul imi imaginez ca daca as trai in Japain probabil ca as face parte din comitetul de organizare a acestor festivale, nu numai ca as fi prezenta, adica chiar m-a impresionat.
Cosplay Tifa – Final Fantasy VII