Sunday, July 26, 2009
The height of fashion is Japanese humanoid robot
The height of fashion is Japanese humanoid robot it's designed by Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has made its debut as a catwalk model in Osaka.
The HRP-4C, who has been named Miim was wearing a wedding gown designed by Japanese bridal fashion designer Yumi Katsura.
As she progressed down the catwalk Miim told the audience how happy she was to be wearing a wedding dress for the first time.
Professor Yokoi Kazuhito, head of the team that developed the robot, compared his feelings to those he might have on his daughters wedding day, saying he was "really nervous".
The robot, which weights 43kg including its batteries, and stands at 158cm tall, walked around the 10m catwalk before turning and making its exit.
Model Wagatsuma Mayuka, who modelled at the same show, later observed, "if they can do the job with robots, then I'm in trouble!"