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Robot Model Struts the Catwalk in Japan

DiscoblogBy Allison BondJuly 28, 2009 3:00 AM


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Robots may soon be able to travel through your veins and recycle your garbage—and as of this week, they can also model clothes. A robot model named Miim (not the one pictured at left) sported haute couture in designer Yumi Katsura's recent bridal fashion show, according to The U.K. Sun. The humanoid bot, which was designed at Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, is five-foot-two-inches tall, which seems pretty short for the fashion world. On the other hand, it's probably pretty easy for a robot to maintain a runway model's stick-thin physique...a diet of organic plant material isn't exactly fattening. Related Content: Science Not Fiction: Hungry Robots. What Could Go Wrong? Discoblog: New Humanoid Robot Shows More Emotion Than Some Humans DISCOVER: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Robots DISCOVER: When Robots Live Among Us

Image: flickr / Wedding Photography by Jon Day

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