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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


Yikes! Diego the robot baby wants some love

Javier Movellan of UC San Diego is working on a pint-size robot that looks like a human baby. Yes, it's creepy, but science is being served.

By Jan. 16, 2010


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


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


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


Emotional Cocorobo vac-bot wants to suck up to you

Plucky trilingual robot acts differently depending on how it feels, according to Sharp. Just don't kick it with your steel-toed boots.

By May. 8, 2012


Robot becomes priest for a day

I-Fairy, a 4-foot-tall robot with plastic pigtails, presides over a wedding ceremony in Tokyo. Groom says he wishes the robot was "a little more clever."

By May. 16, 2010


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


Mask of you the creepiest Halloween costume yet

Real-f wants to make you a mask of yourself, just in case you want to confuse the neighborhood kids more than scare them.

By Oct. 18, 2011


Japan eyes sending humanoid robot into orbit

A bot may watch over sleeping astronauts orbiting Earth if Japan's space agency JAXA moves ahead with its plans for 2013.

By Feb. 17, 2011