"Female" HRP-4C Humanoid To Sell For $200,000

"Female" HRP-4C Humanoid To Sell For $200,000

Hard to believe, but we think we just found the perfect date for the Robotic Einstein that was unveiled earlier this year at TED. Einstein, meet HRP-4C. (Psst... you can call her Harley.) The "female" humanoid was recently introduced by a team of Japanese scientists at Tsukuba City, and while it'd be easy to take one glance, affirm that she's cute and move on, the sophistication level here is definitely worth another look.



The creature includes 30 motors that enable it to "walk and move its arms as well as eight motors on its face to create expressions like anger and surprise." Hailed as a "cybernetic human," the bot could be used in used in public events to garner attention or to simulate human movement (think exercise instructor), but we're told that it's not yet ready to do housework or other chores. Not that we can blame her or anything.

The best part here is that this lovely dame isn't just a concept or a fun project; oh no, it's for sale. The asking price? Around $200,000. You're reconsidering already, aren't you?


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is it me or does she not look like she is going to fall over when walking in that video. good thing they didn't make her with high heels.

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I predict sales will take-off when she can fetch and open a beer!Beer

 

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Okay, so in all the scifi/anime we've essentially seen how this ends, yet were still building these things ... well at least instead of killer metallic time travelling strong men, we'll have killer metallic time travelling fem bots.

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This is going to be the best prom EVER.

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"Her" hands look HUGE -- do you think this is because they want to teach her to play guitar? Or maybe basketball?

 

 

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Yeah, those certainly aren't dainty lady hands... she's just plain creepy to me!

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indeed very creepy

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And why did they give her such a large adam's apple?

OMG... This is going to be the WORST prom EVER.

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true dat but she's got a rock solid body! drink a couple more at the prom it won't matterBeer

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Just hope she dosn't become Self aware at your prom and declare war on the senior class! Those hands could take out three at a time!

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