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Monday, January 4, 2016

Erica The Robot

Erica, the 'Most Beautiful and Intelligent' Android, Leads Japan's Robot Revolution

Although the day when every household has its own robot is some way off, the Japanese are demonstrating a formidable acceptance of humanoids

Justin McCurry | December 31, 2015

Erica enjoys the theatre and animated films, would like to visit south-east Asia, and believes her ideal partner is a man with whom she can chat easily.
She is less forthcoming, however, when asked her age. “That’s a slightly rude question … I’d rather not say,” comes the answer. As her embarrassed questioner shifts sideways and struggles to put the conversation on a friendlier footing, Erica turns her head, her eyes following his every move.
It is all rather disconcerting, but if Japan’s new generation of intelligent robots are ever going to rival humans as conversation partners, perhaps that is as it should be.

Erica is the one in the middle. Source:

<more at; related links: (Japan's Erica android isn't as creepy as other talking robots. August 12, 2015) and (+Video) [in Japanese] (Japan Erica android talking robot. Published August 16, 2015); further: (+Video) [English + Japanese] (A very human-like robot invented by Japanese engineers. Uploaded November 2, 2011)>

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