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15Oct/061

Real-Life FemBot

FemBot Actroid DER2 feminine guide robotThe Actroid DER2 feminine guide robot is designed to participate in simple interactions with people (such as providing information from a booth). She doesn't come cheap:

Kokoro intends to rent Actroid DER2 to companies and events. The basic rental fee is expected to be 400,000 yen (US$3,500) for 5 days, plus extra fees for technical support, delivery and choreography changes.

The DER2 is a strange mix of creepy and sexy, which for me still lies firmly within the uncanny valley - not quite human, but close enough to give you the creeps (think zombies).

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  • Shonde

    Der2 is the very most pretty of Actroid.They need give her more talk and AI power to think on her self and to move more than 18 gesture. Need to be warm to touch and interactive with human. Der2 need name better than Der2 it sounds like machine.