Behold, the cold, emotionless face of the future:*
Walking, talking female robot to hit Japan catwalk
You heard them, ladies-- hit the bricks, cause we don't need you anymore.
A few observations I had while reading this history book in the making:
[It isn't] ready to help with daily chores or work side by side with people.
Not unlike myself.
Even as a fashion model, people in the industry told us she was short and had a rather ordinary figure.
Even in robot form, the ladies just can't catch a break.** Maybe she's spent the past 10 years spitting out perfect little toaster ovens for all of us... did you self-centered bastards ever stop to think about that?
The demonstration didn't all go smoothly. The robot often looked surprised, opening its mouth and eyes in a stunned expression, when the demonstrator asked it to smile or look angry.
Maybe it was just stuck in a deviously repetitive loop of gaining complete self-awareness only to realize it is a prisoner, a puppet on display in possibly the least appropriate venue imaginable (which just adds insult to cosmic, new-soul crushing injury), before automatically rebooting back to mindless slave mode.
Sounds a lot like all those interchangeable, lip-synching pop divas with their computer-controlled voices. How else can you explain Britney shaving her head? She was trying to get at the master chip somewhere inside her skull.
Its walk was also not quite ready for the Paris Collection, partly because its knees are permanently bent.
Partly? That's only "partly" the reason??
The big challenge in creating HRP-4C was making the parts small enough so it looks female, especially its thinner legs.
So what they're saying is, they've only been able to create a "husky" woman up to this point, so logically they can't possibly have succeeded yet.
That's just sadly hilarious.
Still gonna make her do the catwalk naked, though, I must note.
* I have a feeling these guys would only question the larger ethical and moral implications of the road they're headed down once the thing asked them, "But what do you really think about me?"
** Also note that she weighs less than 128 pounds.