Tuesday, 15 Dec, 2009 Technology

Japanese Could Soon Buy Life-Size Robots That Represent Exact Copies of Their Owners


Sogo & Seibu, a department store chain in Japan, looks forward to introduce a new service that will allow customers to purchase lifed-sized robots that have the same look as their owner.

The department store chain plans to start receiving orders from different department stores in Japan in January 2010.

Initially it will offer only two models, but in case three or more people will become interested in these robots then these will be selected by lot, reports CrunchGear.

It is worth mentioning that the life-sized robots are made of silicone. They will be able to move their upper body and speak a limited amount of words with the owner's recorded voice.

Each unit will cost $225,000. The machines will be made by Kokoro, a robotics company that managed to draw a lot of attentions with its realistic Androids that were able to provide directions to people who paid a visit to the Aichi Expo back in 2005.

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47 votes

//1 Jan 06, 2010 03:01 PM | posted by: Laura [InfoMANIAC]
i would be freaked out by a robot that looks like me

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