Robot of the Week: HRP-4C



This robot made some waves at the beginning of the week, and for good reason: it's super creepy. I admit it's not the most lifelike robot I've ever seen, and the motion is pretty stiff, but what gets me is that it really has the form factor of a human. No giant battery pack. No counterweighting or giant feet or anything like that.

The HRP-4C was designed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and is intended to be a fashion model. Seriously, what will they come up with next?

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