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Real Life robot that looks like a prototype version of Alpha

Found this article about robots, then noticed the photograph of "Actroid", and did a double take.
The photo looks like a real Japanese woman, yet it's a robot?
If the page is still available, please see this here:


The photo caption reads - "The creamy-skinned Actroid speaks four languages and boasts a sense of self-irony (Image: Kokoro Co. Ltd)"

- Rob
Saturday, March 26, 2005

OK, now I am seriously freaked.

A Google search on "Actroid robot" will return many hits, but apparently reporters have actually spoken with it and report there is a sense of humor. One official site is:

An interesting article is at:
(The reporter had a conversation with the robot and it made a visual joke)

In case any of you think this machine will always be sitting on a metal box, please think again. The Honda walking robot ASIMO can now RUN in a straight line!

The Japanese industry have always been serious about robotics, but this has me in awe. We may be seeing REAL Alpha series robots in our lifetimes.

- Rob
Saturday, March 26, 2005

They should get Asimo a Segway

- BlindWanderer
Thursday, March 31, 2005

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