April 9, 2009
Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology unveiled the HRP-4C, an extremely human-like bot, at Japan Fashion Week yesterday.
Designed to look like a typical Japanese woman, the so-called ‘humanoid’ is just over 5 foot tall, and weighs approximately 95 pounds.
It has 30 motors in her body that allow her to walk and gesture, as well as eight motors in her face that allow her to blink, smile and express certain emotions, like anger and surprise.
It is expected that the robotic framework for the HRP-4C alone will sell for about $200,000. Its producers aim to make it available for public use.
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