President Obama gets a dose of cyber-cuteness from Japanese robots at an APEC summit in Yokohama over the weekend.
Yamaha's HRP-4C adds "dancer" to her resume as she joins four human performers for a Tokyo performance called "Dance Robot LIVE! - HRP-4C Cybernetic Human."
Japan is still upgrading its HRP series of humanoid servants. The latest prototype, HRP-4, can stand on one leg, strike a pose, and generally look cool.
Yamaha lets a crooning automaton take the stage at Ceatec 2009. During a demo, audience members are encouraged to use their iPhones to request one of six songs from the HRP-4C.
Designed to look like an average Japanese woman, an awkward girlbot named HRP-4C will make its catwalk debut at a Tokyo fashion show.