Japanese Introduce Robot Fashion Model

The first-ever robot fashion model strutted her stuff on a makeshift catwalk in Tokyo yesterday. The premiere of “the female humanoid with slightly oversized eyes, a tiny nose and shoulder-length hair” took place at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, says the Telegraph. “The performance fell short of flawless when she occasionally mixed up her facial expressions -- a mistake the inventors put down to a case of the nerves as a hail of camera shutters confused her sound recognition sensors.” Video after the jump.

While the femme-bot may have perfected her vacant stare and measures in at a runway-appropriate rail-thin 95 pounds (including batteries), her walk needs a bit of work before she makes her first professional appearance at a Tokyo fashion show March 23. Paging Tyra ...

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