Robot newsreader unveiled in Japan

newscaster-300x168Japan – Scientists have unveiled what they claim is the first newsreading android – with a sense of humour to match her language skills.

The adolescent-looking “Kodomoroid” – an amalgamation of the Japanese word “kodomo” (child) and “android” – delivered news of an earthquake and an FBI raid to reporters in Tokyo.

She even poked fun at her creator, telling robotics professor Hiroshi Ishiguro: “You’re starting to look like a robot!”

As the line between humans and machines continued to blur, Ishiguro’s mechanical newscaster performed tongue-twisters, to the amazement of their human counterparts.  More

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