Meet the J-Pop 'idol' robotic that dances and clothes up only for you

Meet the J-Pop 'idol' robot that dances and dresses up just for you

This robotic is a greater dancer than half of the Japanese pop idol teams it is making an attempt to emulate. Whereas we’re not going to torture ourselves (otherwise you) by deep-diving into the curious phenomenon of Japanese idol models, however these robots have been designed for (most of the time, male) followers trying to have a performer that, in accordance with IT Media Lab: “dances particularly for me” and people who needed to create “their very own efficiency stage of their house.” Ahem.

The robotic might be customizable by way of 3D-printed elements, and you’ll gown it up in outfits in addition. The schematics might be given out free of charge — though the robotic will not be. Costs begin from 138,000 yen (roughly $1,one hundred fifty), which is greater than sufficient to see human-populated teams like Babymetal or AKB48 a number of, a number of occasions over.

The corporate that designed the robotic additionally plans to collaborate with a handful of idol teams. And, er, we could also be paying a go to to its debut live performance subsequent week. Out of morbid fascination. For investigative journalism.

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