Pink Tentacle, that source of all things amazing and Japanese, reports on a new humanoid robot designed to be a fashion model-- you may remember her. Perhaps most interesting, though, is the would-be model's first outfit on the runway: a giant, poofy, very un-fashionable wedding dress. (Well, in my opinion, anyway.)
And people thought gay marriage was a potential problem...if we can marry robots, who would bother marrying real people? It's like the Dilbert comic said: as soon as virtual reality becomes cheaper than dating, humankind is doomed.
But back onto the actual facts of the matter: this 5'2” robot weighs 95 pounds, like a real model, and can walk down a runway and pose. She also has an unfortunate model number, HRP-4C, which makes me think of herpes. I'd really love to see them program her with a really bitchy attitude and see how she fares on America's Next Top Model. I can just imagine a Tyra Banks/HRP-4C catfight on the runway. Rawr!