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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
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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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    Originally posted by sailor
    can she arch her back and moan?

    if so they will sell a lot.
    Hmmm I can see Androids taking over the adult film industry in the near future
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    You guys are so sexist.

    I think you can tell it's a woman because the robot is constantly nagging you.
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    Originally posted by Dixiesys
    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....
    LMAO ... Why not even take it a step further, and have a true fractional ownership of this "gadget" to make it most, ehem, affordable for all parties (involved). Even better, one could have a pay per use facility ... it'd be like a super interactive experience. In large metro area's, you'd probably make a killing -- one doll could potentially generate a million dollars per year in user fees.
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    Jay, are you suggesting this android woman become a slut? That's horrible!

    You guys watch out... some day when these are mass produced and they become our slaves... there will be groups lobbying for Robot's Rights, and Anti-Robot Abuse groups....

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    Originally posted by RSayer
    Jay, are you suggesting this android woman become a slut? That's horrible!

    You guys watch out... some day when these are mass produced and they become our slaves... there will be groups lobbying for Robot's Rights, and Anti-Robot Abuse groups....
    In Alabama it'll probably be legal to MARRY one of these before same sex marriages are ever made legal here

    Mmm robot wife checklist:

    sex on command <check>
    sleeps in closet <check>
    mute button <check>
    OFF switch <check>
    no need for clothes <check>
    doesn't need a car <check>
    doesn't need a checkbook <check>
    cooks <check>
    cleans <check>
    doesn't want a big house <check>
    no mother in law <check>

    I think that just about covers it... Perfect wife!
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    Originally posted by Dixiesys
    In Alabama it'll probably be legal to MARRY one of these before same sex marriages are ever made legal here

    Mmm robot wife checklist:

    sex on command <check>
    sleeps in closet <check>
    mute button <check>
    OFF switch <check>
    no need for clothes <check>
    doesn't need a car <check>
    doesn't need a checkbook <check>
    cooks <check>
    cleans <check>
    doesn't want a big house <check>
    no mother in law <check>

    I think that just about covers it... Perfect wife!
    I'm going to bump this for the simple fact that I want to see the women of this board flame you for that horrible checklist of attributes!

    Shame on you, shame, shame!

    You forgot one:
    Likes the idea of letting her hot Robot friends join in the "fun".

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    Likes the idea of letting her hot Robot friends join in the "fun".
    Ok, put me down for 5 then
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    The next version will be called C3P-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh.

    There needs to be a spot for a cupholder ... any ideas?

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    doesn't any body watch sci-fi!? for godness sake, it's the rise of the machines i tell ya!



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    Jeez, i didn't know they were so advanced in this subject.

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