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USA: Is this 'Geisha' robot the perfect girlfriend?01:03

USA: Is this 'Geisha' robot the perfect girlfriend?

United States, Las Vegas
January 9, 2015 at 00:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Technology giant Toshiba unveiled its hyper-realistic ChihiraAico robot at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas on Thursday. ChihiraAico is a 'hostess' android that can make conversation, sing, and display human emotion.

Designed with the purpose of providing 'real heart-warming communication,' ChihiraAico employs 43 pneumatic controls - including 24 in its shoulders, arms and hands and 15 in the face - to give the robot smooth, human-like movements. Developers hope that robots using similar technology could be used to look after the elderly or the ill in the near future.

CES is an annual electronics and technology trade fair showcasing consumer electronics and technology from global producers that has been held since 1967. Based at the Las Vegas Convention Centre since 1998, the show marked the debut of several products, including the video cassette recorder and compact disc player, as well as tablets and android devices. This year's event runs until Friday.

USA: Is this 'Geisha' robot the perfect girlfriend?01:03
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Technology giant Toshiba unveiled its hyper-realistic ChihiraAico robot at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas on Thursday. ChihiraAico is a 'hostess' android that can make conversation, sing, and display human emotion.

Designed with the purpose of providing 'real heart-warming communication,' ChihiraAico employs 43 pneumatic controls - including 24 in its shoulders, arms and hands and 15 in the face - to give the robot smooth, human-like movements. Developers hope that robots using similar technology could be used to look after the elderly or the ill in the near future.

CES is an annual electronics and technology trade fair showcasing consumer electronics and technology from global producers that has been held since 1967. Based at the Las Vegas Convention Centre since 1998, the show marked the debut of several products, including the video cassette recorder and compact disc player, as well as tablets and android devices. This year's event runs until Friday.

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