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Android Copy of Young Woman Unveiled In Japan

Soulskill posted more than 4 years ago | from the but-can-she-serve-as-a-floatation-device dept.

Robotics 264

An anonymous reader writes "According to IEEE Spectrum, Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, who had previously built a robot copy of himself, has now created a new android — and it's a 'she.' Geminoid F, a copy of a woman in her 20s with long dark hair, exhibits facial expressions more naturally than Ishiguro's previous android. 'Whereas the Geminoid HI-1 has some 50 actuators, the new Geminoid F has just 12. What's more, the HI-1 robot requires a large external box filled with compressors and valves. With Geminoid F, the researchers embedded air servo valves and an air servo control system into its body, so the android requires only a small external compressor.' It's also much better looking. Has the Japanese android master finally overcome the uncanny valley?"

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Oh hell yeah! (5, Funny)

santax (1541065) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725330)

I want one that looks like my girlfriend! Man, I'm gonna hack myself a mute-button into this one :D She's gonna be like, perfect!

Re:Oh hell yeah! (5, Funny)

sopssa (1498795) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725388)

I want one that looks like my ex-girlfriend!

FTFY

Re:Oh hell yeah! (5, Funny)

comrade k (787383) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725596)

I want one that looks like my mother!

FTFY.

Re:Oh hell yeah! (1)

negRo_slim (636783) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726070)

I want one that looks like Astro Boy, 'Let's Rocket!'

Re:Oh hell yeah! (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726098)

I want one that looks like my girlfriend!

Why?

Re:Oh hell yeah! (1)

santax (1541065) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726260)

I like her !

Re:Oh hell yeah! (1)

b4upoo (166390) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726104)

I want one like that girl back in high school. And I want a really submissive one. Does it have a tongue?

Re:Oh hell yeah! (4, Funny)

somersault (912633) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726226)

All that remains is to switch the compressor from "blow" to "suck".

The labelling nomenclature could probably be improved to avoid ambiguity.

Finally (4, Funny)

Johnny Fusion (658094) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725332)

My dreams of a robot girlfriend are one step closer to being actualized

Re:Finally (4, Funny)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725604)

My dreams of a robot girlfriend are one step closer to being actualized

I suppose the important questions for you to ask before welcoming this robot girlfriend into your life will be:
* Does she run Linux?
- If not, can you install Linux with or without a 'hack'?
* What flavor of Linux would be best for a robot girlfriend? (and, no, you can't use 'GirLinux')
* Will she still be considered 'female' once she's running Linux or will she be reset to a virgin teenage boy?
* What type of DRM will she have?
- What will the pirate hack to break her DRM be called?
* And last, but not least, can she be programmed not to dump you?

Re:Finally (1)

thedonger (1317951) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725728)

* What type of DRM will she have?

Pay the [place favorite licensing org here] a monthly fee or you have to pull out when you cum.

Re:Finally (4, Funny)

Baseclass (785652) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725810)

Imagine a Beowulf Cluster of these.

Re:Finally (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726062)

I'd also advise being wary of certain Creative Commons licenses - robot or not, you might pick up a nasty bug deposited by someone else in the commons.

What about things "installed" or "uploaded" ? (1)

BurningTyger (626316) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726366)

More importantly, what does the EULA says?
Will anything that's "installed" or "uploaded" inside the robot automatically become the properly of the Robotic Company like what Facebook does to its users?

Obligatory (1)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725768)

... who had previously built a robot copy of himself, has now created a new android and it's a 'she.'

It's only a matter of time http://xkcd.com/600/ [xkcd.com]

Re:Finally (3, Insightful)

couchslug (175151) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725834)

That's hardly a Troll.

Whoever produces the first practical, reasonably lifelike fuckbot is going to be very, very rich. Just because the rest of us don't want one doesn't mean they won't sell in droves.

After all, the inconvenient part about sex with another person is that it requires another person. A practical fuckbot would get rid of that barrier to entry. :)

Re:Finally (1)

AndGodSed (968378) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725882)

So nerds finally have a hope of getting laid?

Re:Finally (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31726356)

>barrier to entry.
I see what you did there.....

Dammit Japan. (4, Informative)

Tybalt_Capulet (1400481) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725334)

Since it's from Japan, I assume you can have sex with it, and it will be on the market in three months.

Re:Dammit Japan. (5, Funny)

Jedi Alec (258881) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725350)

Better make sure the accelerator won't get stuck though!

Re:Dammit Japan. (1)

Tybalt_Capulet (1400481) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725420)

If that were possible, it wouldn't be first law compliant.

Re:Dammit Japan. (3, Informative)

OldGeek61 (1438391) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725770)

You need to read up on your Asimov, your comment doesn't have anything to do with them: 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. So it looks like they pass that test!!

Re:Dammit Japan. (2, Informative)

AndGodSed (968378) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725910)

I wonder if a sex addiction with medical side effects that can be attributed to doing your fembot too often will cause them to violate those laws? The humorous solution might be to build in a "headache mod" as a safety mechanism. This is of course taking the conjecture that one step too far...

Re:Dammit Japan. (1)

gyrogeerloose (849181) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726066)

Better make sure the accelerator won't get stuck though!

Are you kidding?! That would be the best part!

Re:Dammit Japan. (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725448)

Does anyone else hate the word "gynoid" as much as me? It's never used in the article... but someone tagged it onto the story - it's so utterly wanky fanboyish it provokes a real loathing in me. It's also a worthless neologism article [wikipedia.org] on wikipedia.

Re:Dammit Japan. (1)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725620)

Does anyone else hate the word "gynoid" as much as me?

Yes ... but mostly because it makes this female robot sound like a guy. That pretty much kills it for me.

Re:Dammit Japan. (3, Insightful)

gilgongo (57446) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725674)

It's also a worthless neologism article [wikipedia.org] on wikipedia.

_What is it_ with people who dislike the documentation of neologisms on Wikipedia? Where else are you going to be able to find out what a word like "gynoid" means (which I'd never heard of before now)?

If anything, I'd favour the deletion of all non-neologised terms from Wikipedia on the grounds that nobody needs to know what a "table" is or read about Abraham Lincoln because they can always go out and buy a damn book.

The sheer irony of people calling for articles to be deleted because they are neologisms on the one hand, while praising Wikipedia on the other for being a fountain of contemporary knowledge on the other, is just beyond all understanding.

Re:Dammit Japan. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31726046)

Quite right... neologisms embiggen wikipedia in the most cromulent way possible. In no way is it just "making shit up".

Re:Dammit Japan. (1)

Verteiron (224042) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725938)

If you pronounce it as JY-noid instead of GY-noid, the word seems to pick up a completely different connotation.

Re:Dammit Japan. (4, Funny)

Zorque (894011) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725766)

I wonder how often the developers groped the robot as they were building it.

Re:Dammit Japan. (1)

pcolaman (1208838) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725940)

And it will have tentacles

the question is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725336)

...is she anatomically correct ??

Re:the question is... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725472)

...is she anatomically correct ??

You're posting on slashdot. Don't bother pretending you could tell the difference.

Re:the question is... (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725538)

Just check out the uncanny valley on that one!

Re:the question is... (4, Funny)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725634)

...is she anatomically correct ??

It doesn't really matter ... someone will find a way to screw it even if it's sealed tighter than an iPad.

uncanny valley (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725340)

we are still in it, it won't go away till we just can't tell at all, anything that looks slightly wrong will spark something in your brain to tell you all is not what it seems.

Re:uncanny valley (2, Insightful)

Venerable Vegetable (1003177) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725640)

We're not even at the bottom of the valley yet. That thing is clearly a robot, nothing uncanny about it. Most importantly it needs a better mouth and small natural body movements.

Copy of "himself"? (0)

BhaKi (1316335) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725344)

Hiroshi Ishiguro, who had previously built a robot copy of himself, ...

Can someone clarify that? Or maybe provide a link?

Re:Copy of "himself"? (3, Informative)

santax (1541065) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725382)

You lazy bastard :P http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WijMCSfX0RA [youtube.com] ;) happy eastern!

Wow (2, Funny)

binarylarry (1338699) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725346)

Google is taking this new technology to amazing heights!

Anyone else getting turned on by this sentence? (1)

gad_zuki! (70830) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725348)

"With Geminoid F, the researchers embedded air servo valves and an air servo control system into its body, so the android requires only a small external compressor."

Oh yeah... I just wanna touch that small external compressor of yours. I also like your top, it really shows off your air servo valves... kind cold in here isn't it?

Just don't make it speak (4, Insightful)

greymond (539980) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725354)

I'm down with my real doll android, aka Cherry 2000, being able to go get me a beer and thrust back, but as soon as she starts yappin at me, it's back to the whores.

Re:Just don't make it speak (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725710)

Just don't let her do the dishes. The badlands are especially dangerous at night and I wouldn't want you to have to travel to the factory to pick up a new chassis.

George Lucas did it first (1)

erroneus (253617) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725356)

... not to mention better. These things remind me of why the first terminators failed in their tasks as infiltrators. They just looked like machines with rubber skin over them. This just makes them all the more creepy.

Re:George Lucas did it first (2, Interesting)

moteyalpha (1228680) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725704)

Skin is an organ and can be grown or transplanted on a suitable substrate. Already in the works. [physorg.com] . So I am guessing that it is just a hop skip and jump to a real cyborg. It would probably be cheaper too and self repairing.
Cherry 2010 and if it follows Moore's law they will be posting on slashdot by Cherry 2020.
I would guess that this would be a life extension method at its completion, which allows space for the brain and spinal cord along with an interface. I think that is another of those uncanny valleys.
Though it does seem more like a science fiction movie such as reanimator [wikipedia.org] .

Hmmz (1)

santax (1541065) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725360)

Makes me wonder if they can also provide a fleshlight-module. Bet you thought about that one too, didn't you AC? :P

Lesbot (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725362)

I really want to see the robot and the model in the picture make out. Oh god that would be so hot.

Gynoid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725372)

Isn't a gynoid a female android?

Have you guessed the name of Billy's planet? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725432)

IT WAS EARTH! Don't date robots!!!

Does it... (5, Funny)

oldhack (1037484) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725442)

Does the android come with the tentacle monster? Or is it sold separately?

Cool (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725466)

I'd tapp that!

And they still can't get the hands to look right. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725492)

Creepy RealDoll hands.

Obligatory (4, Funny)

lyinhart (1352173) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725500)

So... how much longer till they produce one that passes the Voight-Kampff test?

Re:Obligatory (1)

nuckfuts (690967) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725712)

Who cares? Rachel failed it, and I still woulda dun her!

Re:Obligatory (1, Insightful)

houghi (78078) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725796)

Please no. Who wants a female robot that can fake a headache?

Congratulations, Mr. Ishiguro (0, Troll)

celibate for life (1639541) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725524)

Can I order a white European model?

Re:Congratulations, Mr. Ishiguro (1)

couchslug (175151) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725868)

That would conflict with your nic.

The uncanny valley is getting deeper (0, Troll)

rrohbeck (944847) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725534)

Seeing the gynoid smile made me think of a retarded person or a 3D clip.

I think it's more shallow in some respects (1)

Artifex (18308) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725562)

Watching the video clip, I felt she could pass until she opened her mouth.
Simple solution to that, then; don't let her talk :)

Re:I think it's more shallow in some respects (1)

arndawg (1468629) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725612)

But she/it would still need to open her/its mouth, so we're still having the same problem.

Re:The uncanny valley is getting deeper (2, Funny)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726128)

Seeing the gynoid smile made me think of a retarded person

That's hot.

Jews for Nerds! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725540)

Jews, also known as kikes, hebes, hymies, yids, gold niggers, oven magnets, hook noses, sheenies, swindlers, criminals, "firewood", and Arabs in denial are a subhuman species of reptilian extra-terrestrials and adherents to one of the world's oldest major religions, called "Judaism", otherwise known as "The Worship of Money" or "Eating Arab Babies".

Judaism was the world's first master race theory. The Jew religion teaches that Jews are the Chosen People of God and that there is a sacred mystical quality to Jew DNA. In olden times, Jew prophets would, under the command of YHWH, frequently lead the Jews on genocidal rampages against neighboring populations, and even today Jew leaders often cite Jewish religious ideals to justify their ongoing genocide of sandniggers. Judaism ironically found its mirror-image inversion in the anti-Jew Aryan racialism of the Nazis.

Despite only being 0.22% of the world's population, Jews control 99% of the world's money. Not only do the Jews control the world, but also the media, the banks, the space program, and LiveJournal's porn communities and Gay communities. All Jews possess the following features: an extremely large nose, fake boobs, curly hair that reeks of faggotry, one of those gay hats, a love of coke, a law practice, a roll of money, a small cock, or shitty taste in dental hygiene.

Jews invented both Communism and Capitalism. Karl Marx, of course, was a Jew, which was why he understood money so well, and in fact he was converted to Communism by another Jew, Moses Hess, the actual founder of Zionism, who ghost-wrote Marx's The German Ideology. Capitalism was created when Christian Europeans threw away their morals and decided to embrace Jewish practices like usury (see: John Calvin). Jews were the first group to create a sophisticated banking system, which they used to fund the Crusades in order to pit Christians and Muslims (both adhering to religions derived from and controlled by Jews) against each other to kill as many people as possible in a macabre human sacrifice to YHWH.

The Jew banking system was based on fraud and lies, so when it inevitably collapsed, the Jews just pwned as many people as possible by unleashing the Black Plague on them. Later, Jews economically controlled medieval Venice (the first modern maritime trade empire), and then crypto-Jewish merchants economically controlled the Spanish Empire, including the slave trade. Openly Jewish bankers orchestrated the Dutch Empire and founded Jew Amsterdam (later Jew York). Later the Dutch Jews moved to London because they thought it would be a better base for a global empire, and actually brought a Dutch nobleman, William III, with them, who they installed in a coup d'état (more like Jew d'état, amirite?) as new King of the British Empire. For hundreds of years, Jewish bankers controlled global trade through their bases in Jew York City and London. European colonialism was, through its history, essentially a plot whereby Jews could gain control of gold and diamond mines in poor countries and increase their stranglehold over the global economy.

Jews also enjoy slicing up baby penises for fun, some even enjoy sucking them. See below.

Jews also created Jew search engine Google, so now they can find all Jew information on Internets.

Some suggest that we should use Jews instead of dogs to sniff out large amounts of concealed cash or anything else worth smuggling at airports due to their sensitive Jew noses. Obviously, this is a horrible idea, because the pay is bad, and the dirty Kikes would probably form a union and demand moar money, thus increasing the burden on taxpayers everywhere.

Obligatory Chobits reference... (1)

MsGeek (162936) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725548)

Goddess, this has been up for minutes and nobody's made the obvious comment...Chii!!!!

And if you don't get the ref...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEvyHXNhHAc [youtube.com]

Re:Obligatory Chobits reference... (1)

lennier1 (264730) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725926)

I was thinking more along the lines of the jokes in the "pantsu" episode.

Tgoat (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725570)

FrreBSD 3ecause

Okay but what we all want to know is... (1)

bikehorn (1371391) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725572)

Does she run Android 2.1? Is there a contract involved?

i'm going to disney world (1)

trb (8509) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725582)

Welcome to the Hall of Presidents. [go.com]

uncanny valley? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725584)

Has the Japanese android master finally overcome the uncanny valley?

not by a long shot.

No. (5, Insightful)

mark-t (151149) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725606)

Has the Japanese android master finally overcome the uncanny valley?

No.

Re:No. (1)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726054)

True, but the gap is getting smaller.

Well... (1)

The Redster! (874352) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725630)

She's not less perfect than Lore!

Are you kidding? (4, Insightful)

barfy (256323) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725644)

This is exactly the valley. It looks like a robot. The valley is huge, and it won't be solved by 12 actuators. Unless you're mostly blind.

Re:Are you kidding? (1)

YourExperiment (1081089) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726024)

Exactly. Most robots don't even come close to reaching the uncanny valley. This one does, which is an achievement in itself. We won't reach the other side of the valley until a robot is indistinguishable from a human.

Re:Are you kidding? (3, Insightful)

Angst Badger (8636) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726170)

Seriously. The engineer is plainly making progress over his previous attempts, but he's got a long way to go. Humans are very good at reading subtle cues in other humans, like being able to tell when a friend is distracted by some unexpressed concern. That's what an android engineer is up against. This latest effort is immediately recognizable as a non-human when in motion, and something seems distinctly off about it in still pictures. And considering that even computer-rendered humans in movies -- which is arguably an easier problem -- are still less than 100% convincing in closeups, I'm not holding my breath for convincing androids any time soon.

If we can't get CGI characters to act human... (4, Interesting)

cutecub (136606) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726300)

...then we sure as hell aren't going to be able to get robotic characters to act human.

CGI animators, in some sense, have a much easier task then the roboticist. Its much easier to program a full musculature into an animated character than to physically build a robotic one.

The difficulty of all this is exemplified by Robert Zemeckis' dismal "Polar Express" and "A Christmas Carol". Even when capturing hundreds of control points on the faces of the actors, you're still left teetering on the edge of the Uncanny Valley.

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" [ted.com] and "Avatar" were more successful because they did complete surface capture of the actors faces rather than point-capture.

Which gets back to the difficulty of making robots appear human. Its the same problem, magnified 1000 times by the fact that, in essence, you have to pack the equivalent of a millions of "control-points" into the robots face.

Not an easy task.

-Sean

The valley is person dependent (1)

aepervius (535155) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726358)

I have only seen the screenshot but to me the "static" one is definitively beyond the valley and "human". Now , how it looks like in film is the next question.

Yes, but (1)

hallucinogen (1263152) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725646)

does she run Linux?

Re:Yes, but (1)

hallucinogen (1263152) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725708)

Well actually whatever OS it runs, it's in many ways like a real girl. If it runs Windows you'll end up getting viruses. If it runs something Apple you'll pay for updates (or monthly fees). If it runs Linux you'll have to spend an insane amount of time with it to make it right.

Re:Yes, but (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725850)

So to make it more like a real woman, it has to be running all three.

Re:Yes, but (4, Funny)

Plekto (1018050) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726322)

If it runs Windows you'll end up getting viruses. If it runs something Apple you'll pay for updates (or monthly fees). If it runs Linux you'll have to spend an insane amount of time with it to make it right.

At least with this you get to choose which of the three you want to deal with, whereas with a real life relationship, well, you might get all three at once.

Ugly (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725658)

That thing looks worse than a mannequin...

When does it hit the Marketplace? (2, Funny)

Captain Spam (66120) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725684)

I know a few co-workers who'll probably all be Apple apologists about this next time I see them and promise the iPhone copy of a young woman will come soon, but I gotta say, I knew the open nature of the platform would make it possible on Android first, meaning my trusty Nexus One can...

Oh, wait, that's not what you... oh, I see. *sigh*

Why do we want human-looking robots now? (4, Insightful)

RightwingNutjob (1302813) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725780)

Having had my ear to the ground in robotics for the last few years, it seems to me that this is a wasted effort. Much more fundamental problems in robot-human interaction, basic things like being able to track a moving object in the room, or walking on two legs without having each movement preprogrammed, have yet to be solved reliably. Even if she looked perfect, the fact that she'd trip and fall over any unexpected bump in the floor and won't have the software to make eye contact or shake your hand will make the valley very very deep.

Re:Why do we want human-looking robots now? (1)

AliasMarlowe (1042386) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726022)

Even if she looked perfect, the fact that she'd trip and fall over any unexpected bump in the floor ... will make the valley very very deep.

Hmmm. Sounds like you know which way around she'll land after that fall!

He needs to work on the skin texture (4, Interesting)

petsounds (593538) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725800)

The eyes seem better than his last effort, but the mouth area is really where it falls short. There isn't enough subtlety in mimicking muscle movements around the lip area, and the mouth opening and closing is a real giveaway. Although the jaw hinge seems a bit off, I think what's really going on is the lack of skin movement during articulation. The "skin" not visibly stretching creates a plastic, robotic appearance. Still, it's interesting work. I don't agree that we should be making robots that look like people though. It seems like a conscious attempt at anthropomorphism, and even if the physical appearance eventually becomes flawless, there will always be an uncanny valley in the way the robot fails to act with human subtlety.

Re:He needs to work on the skin texture (3, Funny)

Anonymous Cowar (1608865) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725836)

I think what's really going on is the lack of skin movement during articulation. The "skin" not visibly stretching creates a plastic, robotic appearance.

Like Joan Rivers and other botox junkies?

He needs to work on the FUR texture (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726152)

Still, it's interesting work.

When they start offering them with a big bunny's head and furry paws, then you know it's the end times.

Oh dear... (1)

lattyware (934246) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725830)

Anyone else look at this and think there was some kind of e-girl for their android phone?

Austin Powers warned us (1)

stovicek (1768794) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725832)

The dawn of the Fembots is at hand.

Does she run? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725848)

Does she run linux?

When you order one... (1)

dohboy (449807) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725858)

Make sure to specify the three orifice model.

ANDROID COPY (1)

AndGodSed (968378) | more than 4 years ago | (#31725870)

Wow, it just hit me that everytime I hear or read "android" I automatically think it refers to the google operating system. For a few moments the headline caused a brainspasm as I tried to figure out how that was possible.

Now I wonder what the implications would be if google started claiming copyright on the word android...

I'm confused... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725894)

Why is it wearing clothes?

But... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31725952)

...can she FOLD TOWELS?

Japanese fembot.. (2, Funny)

Paracelcus (151056) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726000)

Can you get electrocuted during bukakke?

Can it walk? (1)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726040)

If so, some scary stuff is near. It wont need much processing on board if you can incorporate the compressor and then wireless.

Chucky Cheese (2, Funny)

poly_pusher (1004145) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726318)

WOW! The robot band at Chucky Cheese is going to be so psyched!

hmm (2, Insightful)

mapkinase (958129) | more than 4 years ago | (#31726330)

"exhibits facial expressions more naturally "

What facial expressions? All I saw in the video were mouth movement up and down and eyes moved.

The texture of the skin is amazingly natural as well as posture, but "facial expressions"?

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