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    Japanese develop 'female' android

    Japanese scientists have unveiled the most human-looking robot yet devised - a "female" android called Repliee Q1.

    She has flexible silicone for skin rather than hard plastic, and a number of sensors and motors to allow her to turn and react in a human-like manner.

    She can flutter her eyelids and move her hands like a human. She even appears to breathe.

    Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Osaka University says one day robots could fool us into believing they are human.

    Repliee Q1 is not like any robot you will have seen before, at least outside of science-fiction movies.

    She is designed to look human and although she can only sit at present, she has 31 actuators in her upper body, powered by a nearby air compressor, programmed to allow her to move like a human.
    Full Article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4714135.stm

    It reminds me of the movie 'Blade Runner' where they would have replicants who would act like humans after being outlawed after the great war. Its only a matter of time before replicants overun our planet.

    now, i'm going to ask the japanese to make a female sex android!
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    This was previously announced on here, by The Dude, I believe.
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    You think that one looks real, check out this one made by the same company.

    http://www.kokoro-dreams.co.jp/WMV/a...actroid-mc.wmv


    Link to videos of others:
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    can she arch her back and moan?

    if so they will sell a lot.
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    can she arch her back and moan?

    if so they will sell a lot.
    It sounds to me like sailor wants to buy one!
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    *sniffle*

    Bless those wonderful Japanese...

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    Scientists think that, one day, robots could fool us into believing they were human
    Or we could program them to not...

    Seriously - why would you want to try and do that?!
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    Or we could program them to not...

    Seriously - why would you want to try and do that?!
    I wouldn't worry too much about it as a robot can never fully mimic a human's emotions and you can tell by the skin.

    If rebots such as these walk the Earth i'll be able to spot a skin job easily. It will become difficult when these makers start using organic skin ( culture grown) that will make it difficult to spot.

    It would then require a machine similar to Blade Runner to spot them.
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    I can bet that these scientist awnt to make one of those that can fool people - send her to a bar, then laugh at the guys.

    If I was a scientist working on thsi project I'd do that anyway....
    All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

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    I am guessing when they become public they they will be around $100,000.00 to $300,000.00. Though later on they will go around $10,000.00 I am guessing...

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    why buy a pet when you can have your own fake human. no cleaning up after them=)..in fact..they can clean up after you

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    can she arch her back and moan?

    if so they will sell a lot.
    I can almost envision the spam emails selling these... "women".

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    I think she's saying "me love you long time" but I could be wrong.

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    Originally posted by Jeremy Johnstone
    You think that one looks real, check out this one made by the same company.

    http://www.kokoro-dreams.co.jp/WMV/a...actroid-mc.wmv


    Link to videos of others:
    http://www.kokoro-dreams.co.jp/moviej.html
    I think I'm in love, where's my check book?
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    Originally posted by sailor
    can she arch her back and moan?

    if so they will sell a lot.
    I just spit margarita all over my keyboard, there's like $3 worth of Grand Marnier sticking up my keyboard now...

    If they're TOO expensive let's go in halvers on one, you can have her the odd #'d months and I'll take her the even #'d months. Might need to have a chat with the wife first tho, get her "ready" for the new techno gadget....
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