You gotta love the creativity behind the brilliant minds of the Japanese. At Japan’s Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, they’ve developed the world’s first robot pop star. Yep, that’s right. She can sing and she can bust a move. That’s taking the term, “doing the robot” to a whole ‘notha level!
Divabot (the name they’ve dubbed her) uses special software to precisely mimic a human singer’s head movements and facial features and synthesizes notes with Yamaha’s Vocaloid software. Talk about Japanese innovation. Eat your heart out SURALP Humanoid Robot! The students at Sabanci University Robot Research Laboratory Platform in Turkey have created their own robot too… just 8 years and 1 million dollars later. You think they could’ve made it a bit sexier, no?
Want to experience more Japanese innovation? There’s all sorts of goodies to experience! Next time you’re with your buddies, create a forced awkward situation for everyone and watch some creatively uncomfortable Hentai. It will bring you and your pals closer as a unit. Trust.
You can read Gizmodo’s story of the World’s First Robot Pop Star, Divabot, here.