Japan’s New Robot Fashion Model Threatens Real Models Worldwide

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As if modeling weren’t hard enough for a professional model in this economy, the Japanese have created a humanoid-robot fashion model that is sure to snatch up whatever work is left out there. The robot is modeled after the average Japanese woman, except it has eyes, face, and hair based on that of anime comic characters. Reuters reports:


The sleek HRP-4C runs on battery-powered motors located in her body and face, allowing the expressions, gait, and poses of a supermodel, but on a Stormtrooper–like silver-and-black frame.



The current 43 kg (95 lb), 158 cm (5 ft 2 inch) Cybernetic model has slimmed down from an earlier 58 kg (128 lb) robot ahead of a Tokyo fashion show debut on March 23.

As if modeling weren’t hard enough for a professional model in this economy, the Japanese have created a humanoid-robot fashion model that is sure to snatch up whatever work is left out there. The robot is modeled after the average Japanese woman, except it has eyes, face, and hair based on that of anime comic characters. Reuters reports:

Japan’s New Robot Fashion Model Threatens Real Models Worldwide