PBS’s Idea Channel just put out a new video comparing Miku Hatsune to Lana Del Rey. Of course, we here at BionicBong.com don’t believe Miku deserves getting compared to the disaster that is Lana Del Ray, but here’s the video and tell us what you think!
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…
Animelo Summer Live 2009 took place last weekend in Saitama, Japan. What’s that? It an Anisong performing concert…Vocaloid singers are animated singers and performers. At the Animelo, 25,000 fans celebrated the surprise announcement of one of the most famous of all anisong performers, vocaloid Miku Hatsune. She was added to the roster at the last minute!
Watch the videos and see Miku Hatsune in action at the concert and in one of her videos, Mugen no Yami.
“Mugen no Yami – Echo of the Past” music video by the synthesized idol singer Miku Hatsune.