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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.

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2009-03-16 10:50:00

Scientists in Japan have created a robot capable of modeling the latest fashions on the Tokyo catwalk.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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