Aimi Eguchi is the latest pop star in Japan

June 24th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Tokyo, June 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Aimi Eguchi is the latest pop star in Japan. The only issue is that the singer is not real. Scientists in Japan put together the virtual singer using real time features of well known music stars. The scientists used cut-and-paste features to design the facial features of the fake singer.

The creators of the character chose members of famous Japanese bands to design the face of Aimi. In all, the facial features of six Japanese rockers were picked for the development of Aimi’s face. The eye of the virtual singer was taken from Atsuko Maeda.

The nose of Aimi was from Tomomi Itano with the hair picked from Yuko Oshima. The facial features were completed with the selection of the fake singer’s mouth, face and eyebrows. The eyebrows of Aimi were picked from Mayu Watanbe. Minami Takahashi’s face was picked for Aimi by the engineers with Aimi’s mouth taken from Mariko Shinoda.

Japan is highly advanced in the world of robotics and artificial intelligence. The country has depended on robots for several tasks in the country. The recent major use of robot was in the aftermath of the 11th of March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated several parts of the country.

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