HRP-4C: My Robot Waifu

Topic started by gia on Aug. 5, 2009. Last post by N15PCA 5 years, 1 month ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13


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!
Post by GodLen (877 posts) See mini bio Level 10
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wow, i guess it is no longer totally impossible for me to get married. 
Post by kiroshimatsu (94 posts) See mini bio Level 1
... wonder if it'll be like chobits now... or if it'll be like skynet o_O
Post by N15PCA (611 posts) See mini bio Level 13
It's only matter of time before we are in a world that's a mixture of Ghost in The Shell and Blade Runner.  I give 20 to 30 years.
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