Japan unveils first android newscaster

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A museum in Japan has unveiled the world’s first android newscaster.

According to Engadget, her name is Kodomoroid and she works with robot pal Otonaroid at Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. It’s part of the “Android: What is human?” exhibit.

Kodomoroid can read the news in different languages and voices. Otonaroid’s movements are actually controlled by a human, but she can actually talk to people as a guide for the museum.

They’re made using plaster casts and silicone, which looks like skin and muscle. They can blink, bow — even fidget.

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