Japanese Robot Takes A Turn On The Catwalk

Japan is home to half the world's industrial robots, and some could star in fashion shows. A video shows a woman in silver and black, with long black hair; it's the HRP-4C humanoid robot. Her creators admit she's wobbly on the runway.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Japan is home to half the world's industrial robots, and some could star in fashion shows. A video shows a woman in silver and black strolling toward the camera - the HRP-4C humanoid robot. It - or rather, she - has straight, black hair. And if her face has no expression, isn't that what runway models do? The model's creators admit she's wobbly. And there's another problem: She has yet to make the cover of "Maxim."

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