Japanese boffins unveil life-like robogirl

October 8th, 2008 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI  

London , Oct 8 (ANI): Scientists in Japan have unveiled a life-like robot that looks like a five-year-old girl.

The team at Osaka University ‘’s robotics department behind the robogirl, known as Repliee R-1, has claimed that it is the most realistic robot suit ever created.

Repliee R-1 has flexible silicone skin and contains dozens of sensors and motors, enabling it to move and interact with its surroundings like a human, reports the Telegraph.

The robogirl, which also has eyes that blink and pig tails, has been designed to do basic tasks for the elderly and disabled, such as fetching objects.

With their new creation, the scientists hope that its life-like features will put people at their ease, and help them get over their reluctance to interact with a robot.

According to reports, Cyberdyne, a robotics firm, hopes to start mass-producing the models within days. (ANI)

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