Cyberpunk Review » HRP-4C ‘Fashion’-Bot: Too Sexy For The Runway.

March 17, 2009

HRP-4C ‘Fashion’-Bot: Too Sexy For The Runway.

Source: Engadget, via Straits Times and Pink Tentacle. Now all over.

You may want to get Right Said Fred, a mag-pulse rifle, and/or your best robo-babe pickup lines ready.

The latest sex-bot struts her stuff. Only Japan can come up with a bot beauty ready to walk the catwalk. While America wastes robot-tech on wars for world domination, Japan puts the tech to better use with helpful robots. Judging by the latest, the HRP-4C fashion robot, they’re doing it right.

From Straits Times:

The girlie-faced humanoid with slightly oversized eyes, a tiny nose and a shoulder length hair-do boasts 42 motion motors programmed to mimic the movements of flesh-and-blood fashion models.

‘Hello everybody, I am cybernetic human HRP-4C,’ said the futuristic fashionista, opening her media premiere at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology outside Tokyo.

The fashion-bot is 158 centimetres tall, the average height of Japanese women aged 19 to 29, but weighs in at a waif-like 43 kilograms - including batteries. She has a manga-inspired human face but a silver metallic body.

Her creators at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology went for the manga appearance because ‘If we had made the robot too similar to a real human, it would have been uncanny.’

Her official fashion show debut will be on March 23 in Tokyo. Afterward, she’s expected to go on the market for $200K US each, primarily for the entertainment industries.


A case of first-time jitters? HRP’s debut wasn’t the smoothest, as she kept looking surprised and stunned as the cameras clicked away, confusing her sound sensors. On the plus side, she wasn’t an ED-209. This problem should be fixed by her debut.

HRP-4C shows her features

In the mean time, just admire her ‘features.’

This post has been filed under Rise of the Robots, News as Cyberpunk by Mr. Roboto.


March 17, 2009

cybergrunt said:

Hmm, she’s more human than some of the people I work with and def better looking.

Phratello said:

“America wastes robot-tech on wars for world domination” Your ignorance is astounding but the tech is cool.

SolidFake said:

wtf is wrong with her hands

duo said:

waste of money.. they should rather improve their exo-skeleton tech, and make it cheaper :P

Ghostface said:

not a waste of money lol

When these things get mass produced the design will improve. Hopefully the’ll fix up those hands. I want a servant robot like the Jetsons

March 18, 2009

theo said:

In the mean time, just admire her ‘features.’

Make her more like Motoko Kusanagi, and I might have some ‘features´ to admire. :P

duo said:

that stupid thing can’t even walk up the damn stairs, what good is it for?! xP

March 19, 2009

Bax said:

“she kept looking surprised and stunned as the cameras clicked away, confusing her sound sensors”

Ha, so the next time she’ll be programmed to strike a pose instead? Awesome!

March 26, 2009

Kt said:

What ever happened to the reviews? Seems this site is about politics and tech news now, can’t remember when I last saw a review here,..

March 27, 2009

Adam Daub said:

All the functions of your standard fashion model without the cocaine habbits! Brilliant!
Yeah, it may not be able to walk up stairs, form it’s own opinions, or survive the harsh reality of the world outside of the runway floor… but is that really so much different than your typical fashion model? I think not.

Adam Daub said:

It won’t be perfect until it emulates bulemia perfectly…

March 28, 2009

juan said:

how about this fembot used to train dentists called Simroid

1 said:

трахнуть бы её в рот выебать

May 23, 2009

JoWazzoo said:

Programming to be open source so that programmers can come up with other interesting moves. Heh …
Can you imagine when this babe gets to version 4 or so….

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