Latest HRP-4C Stories

2009-07-23 16:55:13

A realistic female humanoid robot developed by a Japanese national institute made its public debut modeling wedding gowns on an Osaka catwalk. The HRP-4C robot, created by Kazuhito Yokoi of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, modeled wedding gowns created by fashion designer Yumi Katsura at a hotel Wednesday in Osaka, Kyodo News reported Thursday. I wanted to use it for fashion and entertainment, Yokoi said of his 5-foot-2 creation. The researcher stood by...

2009-03-16 10:50:00

Scientists in Japan have created a robot capable of modeling the latest fashions on the Tokyo catwalk, the AFP reported. The feminine humanoid runs on 42 motion motors programmed to mimic the movements of real life fashion models. "She" has shoulder length hair, big eyes and a small nose. The robot, called cybernetic human HRP-4C, made its media debut by introducing itself at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology outside Tokyo. The runway robot stands...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'