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Yamaha’s HRP-4C Girl-Bot Takes Next Design Step Forward [Video]

Yamaha’s HRP-4C girl-bot could already sing songs from a preselected list and walk, now she can also add dancing to the list. If you have an interest in robotics then this will definitely be an interesting video for you to watch.

From CNET: Reportedly designed to look like an average Japanese woman between the ages of 19 and 29, HRP-4C has 30 motors in her body that allow her to walk and move her arms and 8 facial motors for blinking, smiling, expressing emotions akin to anger and surprise–and, apparently, working it like a pop star.

HRP-4C girlbot grooves with go-go dancers [via CNET News]

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  • Published 10/19/10

Comments (7)

  1. Robin

    Just the hands that let it down…

  2. Balian


  3. vtzete0

    @Robin, remember the Seinfeld big hand chick episode? LOL

  4. Nike

    I honestly thought we had come further than this in robot science. We can create self-driving cars, but we can’t make a robot move and act like a human?

  5. Android

    ..which one was the robot? .. lol..


  6. Camilo Martin

    @Nike don’t believe what you see in hollywood, we’re still in stone age. Speech recognition didn’t get any better since 10 years ago, but companies will try to sell devices that recognize speech. Visual recognition is very very bad currently but microsoft will try to sell Kinect. Fact is, our brains are too powerful to simulate correctly and faking it is still hard. Wait for quantum computers maybe.

  7. ProstheticHead

    Anyone remember Pob?

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