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You’ll be able to rent this lovely humanoid robot, made by a Sanrio subsidiary, for $3500 for 5 days.

Compared to the previous model, DER2 has thinner arms and a wider repertoire of expressions. The smoothness of her movement has also been improved, making it now even more likely for the uninitiated to confuse her with an actual human being.

Actroid’s limbs, torso and facial expressions are controlled by a system of actuators powered by pneumatic pressure. Once programmed, she is able to choreograph her motions and gestures with her voice.

Boing Boing: Sanrio’s newest fembot: Actroid DER2

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