World’s First Robot Pop Star Debuts in Japan

The HRP-4C, the world's first robotic pop star. Image from Popular Science.

You heard me: World’s first robot pop star. She must be seen to be believed. It must be heard to induce violent projectile vomiting in Techyum bloggers who have still never forgiven Bowie for “Let’s Dance.”

At the Digital Content Expo in Japan, the HRP-4C made her first public appearance. According to an article in Popular Science, Masataka Goto, head of Japan’s Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology’s media interaction group, said the robot isn’t just programmed to mimic the physical gestures of a human singer; she learns them on her own.

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