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Japan Produces Robotic Supermodel

At 95 pounds and 5 feet, 2 inches tall, the HRP-4C is the latest in unrealistic body standards. The Telegraph reports the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Japan has produced a humanoid robot programmed to mimic the movements of real-life fashion models. During her media debut, HRPC-4C struck poses and her manga-inspired face smiled and pouted according to commands transmitted via Bluetooth devices, although at times she mixed up her facial expressions, probably because the hail of camera shutters stymied her sound recognition sensors. At the hefty price of $1.97 million, the android is still more expensive than a flesh and blood model, which means Kate Moss won’t be out of a job just yet.