Wednesday, June 17, 2009

a japanese robot model

i am so behind in my updates this is probably really really old news to all you ASFR fans out there.

engadget wrote:

While that perv in the back is busy shooting HRP-4C's firm buttocks shaped from a glossy Stormtrooper alloy, the rest of us can marvel at the fact that Japan has produced a walking, talking fashion robot. Standing at just over 5-feet tall and 95-pounds, HRP-4C, developed by Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, will make its catwalk debut next week at the Tokyo fashion show. The she-bot features 30 motors spread throughout its body with an additional eight motors in its face for expressing general boredom and disgust with the help.

Its main purpose is entertainment and to attract crowds much like its fleshy counterparts -- so don't expect home cooked meals and laundry service should you take the $200,000 robot home. Unfortunately, HRP-4C didn't function as planned today. Reports say that the robot, "kept looking surprised, opening its mouth and eyes in a stunned expression, when the demonstrator had asked it to smile or look angry." Hmm, sounds like a fully functional model-slash-actress to us.

surely there is another aspect to this story that no ones thought of - well besides me of course - the styling of the suit is pretty nice and it wouldn't cost a fortune to make it in various sizes in pvc, lycra or even latex.

hmm... i may have to look into it. imagine combining it with Thrall's ASFR MC hypnosis module and one of those eye-glass visors for the actual programming... and waking up as the robot.

i'll see if Fantastic Rubber can make one of their famous neck entry catsuits like it and add a lock and a key ;-)



NoSmile said...

Wow, the locked catsuit is a great idea! I'm curious to see how it would look like once locked with a "real human looking" doll mask!

Anonymous said...

"i'll see if Fantastic Rubber can make one of their famous neck entry catsuits like it and add a lock and a key ;-)"

Haha, I like the way your mind works! :D

blackice said...


I was looking into importing and selling Zentai suits at one point. I'll drop the manufacturer and email with the photo's and see if they can give me a quote.


Evil Dolly said...

I wish they'd stop trying to make robots like that with fleshy faces and hands. It just looks weird. It'd be much more pleasant with a pretty yet more robotic features. Otherwise the robot's been Uncanny Valley'd!

Resonantg said...

Oh my! Motoko! Apparently someone in the design department over there likes Ghost in the Shell.