Chinese Scientists Build Non-Threatening Lady Robot Who Doesn't Want to Look Fat

By Gary Cutlack on at

This latest collection of parts and algorithms designed to make women less threatening and more pliable has been developed by the University of Science and Technology of China, which hopes that its Jia Jia humanoid might be the entire future of womankind.

The men making Jia Jia told her to say such cleverly observed woman sentences as "Don't come too close to me when you are taking a picture. It will make my face look fat," a trick she wowed the audience with at a local press unveiling.

Her/its other skills include having a mouth that moves when talking and eyes that also move as she scans the room -- perhaps even rolling realistically to the sky when sensing someone is talking about Jeremy Clarkson or drones.

The team has spent three years on making this immobile, one-trick lump, with leader Chen Xiaoping saying: "We hope to develop the robot so it has deep learning abilities. We will add facial expression recognition and make it interact more deeply with people," although there's no plan to actually mass produce it for rich people to poke, demonstrate and inevitably undress and hump. [Xinhuanet via Engadget]

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