Sunday, July 31, 2005


Move over Aibo. Japanese researchers have created the first female android and she is called Repliee Q1 just so that you don't forget she is a robot.

She can flutter her eyelids and move her hands like a human. She even appears to breathe.

However, any fears/doubts that this fair lady might be one of the fine young ladies that you might have dated in the past, are quite unfounded. While Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro believes that robots may be able to fool us someday, that day is still quite far away. So, it might be a little too early to throw that little black book/PDA / away dudes.

Apparently 'she' interacts with humans in a very human-like manner, so I am guessing that she comes pre-programmed to do a lot of things. Like telling you to pick your socks up or putting the toilet seat down. But the good news is that soon, you won't have to pay a check for two at a restaurant. Infact plug and play just took on a whole new meaning!

Discovery Channel Canada has a piece on her. Check out the video here.