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Japan's Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro sees the day when a mini android that lets you "feel" the presence of the party on the other line could replace cell phones.
The fascination with weird and wonderful robots at the Android: What is a Human? exhibition continues, as Japan unveils the world's first android newscasters.
Starved for a little social contact? The face of a robot or doll will seem more alive to you than to someone with a brimming social life.
Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro's "Hugvie" translates your caller's voice into huggable vibrations. Great for long-distance lovin' -- and maybe a new form of high-tech group grope too.
Takashimaya has rolled out a Geminoid robot to greet shoppers for Valentine's Day. Will she find love?
Why does your phone have to be a boring rectangle? Why not a half-baked person?
Robot wizard Hiroshi Ishiguro's latest creation comes with a high creep factor. But if you hug it, the creepiness goes away. Maybe.
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!
A robot copy of Beicho Katsura III, a master comic storyteller in Japan, takes the stage in Osaka and gets a few laughs.