Meet Cybernetic Human HRP-4C the humanoid. This robot has been programmed to copy fashion models on a catwalk, moving, talking and changing her facial expressions, controlled by commands via bluetooth.
The designers gave her a human, anime style face but kept her body silver because apparently if they had made “the robot too similar to a real human, it would have been uncanny.” The Japanese developers see the production of HRP-4C (they should have given her a nicer name) as a step towards creating a humanoid industry and they want to make people comfortable around the robots.
Has it worked? Personally it scares me a little bit. I can’t help think of sci-fi films with power-hungry robots trying to take control! And at a whopping £1.4 million, who’s going to be buying them anyway?
Would you like to see a fashion show full of humanoids? I can’t see it. But, at least it might bring the size 0 issues to an end.
– Kathy @ Models Direct