Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Batteries Not Included

Anime’s Next Top Supermodel

The world's first robot supermodel has made its catwalk debut during Tokyo Fashion Week. The £1.37m HRP-4C humanoid has battery-powered motors in her face to help her flash a smile, lower her eyelids and sashay along a catwalk. Its facial features were modelled on the wide-eyed characters popular in Japanese "anime" cartoons.

FOOTNOTE: Demure the merrier.

10 comments:

Artist Unplugged said...

Well that takes care of weight fluctuation and aging! Hey, check out my cloud photos, taken with a cellphone camera!

Travis said...

I guess that makes it easier to always have perfectly fitted clothes!

jinksy said...

This particular footnote has to be the most groan making ever...

Shelli said...

thanks for visiting me from down under :)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Is her name 'Ann Droid' ?
I bet she feels like 2.1 million dollars and has loads of 'flex appeal'!

Ananda girl said...

You mean the other super models are real?

Margaret's Ramblings said...

I googled her on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--4N13FHqso . I think they have a way to go yet. LOL

Margaret

Janet said...

Somehow modeling wasn't a career I ever thought would be displaced by automation.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

And the robot model IS amazing!!!! I saw her on the nightly news here... Is this the Stepford Wife nightmare come true??? Such a horror theme we have going this week!!! :-)

Tarolino said...

Looks like the era of human supermodels are coming to an end. What next?