Fashion Robot

Japanese researchers on Monday showed off a robot that will soon strut her stuff down a Tokyo catwalk.

The fashion-bot is 158 centimetres (five foot two inches) tall, the average height of Japanese women aged 19 to 29, but weighs in at a waif-like 43 kilograms (95 pounds) -- including batteries . The robot model HRP-5C commands a hefty price -- the institute said developing her cost more than 200 million yen (two million dollars).

Hamming it up before photographers and television crews, the seductive cyborg struck poses, flashed bright smiles and pouted sulkily according to commands transmitted wirelessly from journalists via bluetooth devices.

The performance fell short of flawless when she occasionally mixed up her facial expressions -- a mistake the inventors put down to a case of the nerves as a hail of camera shutters confused her sound recognition sensors.

The preview was a warm-up for her appearance at a Tokyo fashion show on March 23.


Jane said...

wOW! The robots looks pretty good. Robot Fashion Models don't need to diet and they are safe from becoming anorexic.

Shabnam Sultan said...

Fashion robots.......quite seductive.