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Robot wiz: Your next phone could be a Telenoid

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.

By January 24, 2011

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World's first android newscasters unveiled in Japan

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.

By June 24, 2014

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Loneliness narrows the uncanny valley

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.

By September 8, 2014

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Smartphone robo-cushion lets you love the one you're not with

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.

By April 27, 2012

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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 February 2, 2012

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Unholy robo-fetus Elfoid is your new cell phone

Why does your phone have to be a boring rectangle? Why not a half-baked person?

By March 3, 2011

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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 August 2, 2010

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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 December 14, 2009

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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 July 23, 2012