Damnit, Japan -- and just last post I was singing your praises about your breakthrough in upskirting technology AND NOW YOU HAVE TO GO AND RUIN IT. This hurts, Japan. This really hurts. DON'T TRY TO HUG ME.
The mechanical doppelgangers are available for a limited time as part of a special New Year's promotional sale at Sogo, Seibu, and Robinson's department stores. They will be built by Japanese robotics firm Kokoro, which is perhaps best known for its line of Actroid receptionist humanoids.
In addition to providing the robot with the owner's face, body, hair, eyes and eyelashes, Kokoro will model the robot's facial expressions and upper body movements after the buyer. The robot's speech will be based on recordings of the owner's voice.
Thankfully, they're only making two and each will cost a staggering $223,000. But you've got to admit, that's a small price to pay for being killed by a robotic version of yourself, amirite? NO I'M NOT RIGHT THAT WAS A TEST AND YOU F***ING FAILED! You will never pass my class!
Hit the jump for a poster advertising the Actroid receptionist humanoid (same chassis on which these will be built).
Robot doppelgangers for sale [pinktentacle]
Thanks to Tuggis, Ryan L, Mih0, Sarah V and rox, who don't want robotic versions of themselves or anyone else because they're not idiots and actually value human life (except people who abuse animals or other people, those ones can all die painfully).