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geminoid

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Geminoid clone-bot hipper than human original

The first Geminoid robot to leave Japan is bound for Europe. We suspect it will form a band of international terrorists.

By Mar. 7, 2011

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Robot clone summit like one big, happy family

When the Geminoid clan gets together for a reunion of sorts in Kyoto, Japan, things get a little spooky.

By Apr. 1, 2011

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Tokyo store's female android looking for love

Takashimaya has rolled out a Geminoid robot to greet shoppers for Valentine's Day. Will she find love?

By Feb. 2, 2012

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Elderly storytelling android debuts in Japan

A robot copy of Beicho Katsura III, a master comic storyteller in Japan, takes the stage in Osaka and gets a few laughs.

By Jul. 23, 2012

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Watch a girl age decades, almost imperceptibly, in minutes

At once eerie and beautiful, this time-lapse aging video was made from medium-format film images.

By Sep. 10, 2013

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For sale: Your robot clone

Japan's Kokoro is offering absurdly vain people the chance to order their own android clone for just $225,000 apiece. Only two bots available, so act now!

By Dec. 14, 2009

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Crave 35: Everything but the girl (podcast)

A new Hot Wheels track setup that mounts on the wall; a Darth Vader CD player that's more about form than function; and an LED-bedazzled surfboard that leads to some scary-but-cool nighttime wave-riding.

By Mar. 9, 2011

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Kokoro shows off its latest android Actroid F

Tokyo entertainment firm Kokoro shows off its latest fembot, Actroid F, in a PR video. The lifelike android is slated to go on sale to work as a receptionist or hospital worker.

By Aug. 28, 2010

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Telenoid R1 bot meant to be 'minimalistic human'

Robot wizard Hiroshi Ishiguro's latest creation comes with a high creep factor. But if you hug it, the creepiness goes away. Maybe.

By Aug. 2, 2010

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Buzz Out Loud 1423: No joy in Zynga-ville (podcast)

Zynga tries to trademark the use of -ville as a suffix in everything from games (including the games it shamelessly ripped off) to clothing stores. Won't someone stop the madness? Please? Also, Goldman Sachs states from its highly compromised position that Facebook could be a credible threat to Netflix, and credulous reporters and shareholders eat it up. Plus, HP makes a SERIOUS move: putting WebOS on all new PCs. --Molly

By Mar. 9, 2011