HRP-4C sings Hitoto Yo’s “Hanamizuki.” – CEATEC Japan 2009

Loaded with Yamaha’s Vocaloid singing voice synthesizer software, the HRP-4C female fashion model/humanoid robot can now give her animated counterparts a go for their money.

The HRP-4C robot was developed by AIST. The anime-faced humanoid with slightly oversized eyes, a tiny nose and shoulder length hair boasts 42 motion motors programmed to mimic the movements of flesh-and-blood fashion models. At just over 5 feet tall and 95 pounds in weight, she’s thin enough to give the other girls on the catwalk a turn. And the manga-inspired face, with a tiny nose and large eyes, should keep the plastic surgery market afloat in even in the most dire economic climates. Unlike modern models, however, the HRP-4C walks down the runway with constantly bent knees and is fully capable of smiling. In case you are looking for an HRP-4C of your own, a similar model will cost you $3 million dollars.

Her latest foray was in cosplay as Hatsune Miku at CEATEC Japan 2009…

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