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Human-looking robot smiles in Japan classroom

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So, basically, it's a closed circuit television system in a mannequin that has a movable face? That doesn't appear to be much different than the robots they had at Disney World 35 years ago.

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My bet is the first robots will end up with features the pervs are all looking for, this whole putting a human face is totaly heading in that direction, the future is looking less & less rosy by the day on htese isles

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This is good news for those guys who just can't seem to get dates.

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waste of time and money.

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She looks constipated.

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It reminds me of a woman I used to team-teach with at high school although, the robot has some expression and animation.

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"eerily life-like face"

Where?

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can express six basic emotions—surprise, fear, disgust, anger, happiness, sadness

I think of 6 emotions, only happiness is positive. That means over 80% of the time, children will be scolded at. No wonder "it" can make kids cry.

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quite soon, women in japan will no longer have to worry about being bothered by the boys

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How long before some enterprising filmmaker shoots a "movie" involving a bunch of pupils having their way with the robot teacher. She certainly could maange all the required facial expressions

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Can she detect an incoming spit ball?

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Ghost in the Shell BEGINS!!!

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There is something deeply disturbing at the way the Japanese relate to robots...

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Now they can caress her and not fear sexual Harrasment charges.

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I will vomit when they introduce the " kawaii " ROBOT

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Just Wait till she finds out what the oyaji staff has in mind for her after the enkai... She's really going to be in for a surprise :o)

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I don't get this fascination with robots.

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For 5 mill you'd think the breasts would be more voluptuous.

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So visitors and students at Tokyo University are "young children"? An exact quote.

Kind of fits the childish atmosphere at the University's here in Japan.

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Can she say "Ill be back!"? Cyberdyne model J2000

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The whole robot thing in Japan is a bit odd. I sometimes think that the Govt. has created some sort of secret plan to finance robot manufacturing as the next wave of industrial growth.

We laugh now, but will we still be laughing when Japanese robots rule the world???

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/in_the_know_are_we_giving_the

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Crush on the teacher will have a whole new meaning, more declining birthrate?

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When her software freezes, does her face turn blue? And where is the "re-boot" button located?

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"I sometimes think that the Govt. has created some sort of secret plan to finance robot manufacturing as the next wave of industrial growth"

Thats not a secret, its an openly stated government objective and good for them. With the global economy on its knees and low cost economies ready to step in to make everyday products, its value added research like this that will help developed nations maintain a decent standard of living.

I dont see the need for a robot teacher, but there are plenty of mundane, heavy, or dangerous jobs robots can step into. Invest now while the research is still in its infancy.

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Smile? Looks like it needs to go poop.

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" We laugh now, but will we still be laughing when Japanese robots rule the world??? "

ONLY if the robot industry support robot as sex toy.

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gogogo: Smile? Looks like it needs to go poop.

An astute observation. Somebody forgot to tell the geeks who made her that the smile is in the eyes, not the mouth. No surprise the socially inept would not realize that.

My bet is the first robots will end up with features the pervs are all looking for

More power to them.

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She looks like the female teller at my local bank or the woman behind the checkout at the supermarket....hmmm fushigi desu ne!

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Shouldn't the headline read: "Robot-looking human smiles in Japan classroom"?

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why her face looks like the ghost that crawl out the t.v..from that famous horror film..lol i wonder what happen if someone punch her face..bets it will still say thank you.lol. by the way don't called a pre-programmed mannequin a robot. A robot is a machine that have A.I, and capable of analyzing, interpreting and give timely solutions to problems and actions based on changes on environments, interactions and timing variables. for more info pls search on advance A.I Tech improvements and applications. Asimo is not a robot also, its only piece of remote control junk that got hype from intense marketing.Just give Asimo a kick on the back during its duhhh..walking demo and u know what i meant.. i'm a researcher of advance A.I tech..walking and running in 2 feet is such a no go and inefficient...just a leak :we develop real robots that levitate/fly and capable of recharge itself only using sun light give it a jumble up rubic cube, it can solve for u less than 10 minutes (we still upgrading that)..wait for the news..the new dawn is coming...hahahaha

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..by the way the robots that we create ..doesn't a bit look like human ..its..err..just look like robots.

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That expression................ looks like she is constipated !!

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where is the "re-boot" button located? .................................................

rumor has it she has two re-boot buttons

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"looks like a porn star burn victim..."

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this is scary. japan has a population problem, and this is the solution, robots. probably could rip a kid's right out of it's socket if he didn't behave.

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