I’m putting this up for no reason other than I find it remarkable—and also a tad creepy (click to enlarge):
The lead singer isn’t human, but a robot—the HRP-4C Gynoid. I swear that when I first saw this video, I thought “she” was a human dressed up and acting like a robot. (The oversized hands were, however, a giveaway.)
According to Technovoigy.com,
HRP-4C is a robotic woman just unveiled to reporters in Tsukuba City (northeast of Tokyo) Japan. This cybernetic human sells for about $200,000.
Developed at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, the HRP-4C female robot is able walk and follow some basic commands. The robotic woman is about the same size as an average Japanese young woman, at a height of 158 centimeters; it weighs just 43 kilograms (including battery).
Thirty motors in the body help it to walk and move about; eight motors power facial expressions.
The dance routine for HRP-4Cwas produced by dancer/choreographer SAM-san, who is a member of the music group TRF, and has worked with numerous well-known artists like SMAP and BoA. The song is a Vocaloid version of “Deatta Koro no Yō ni” (Every Little Thing) by Kaori Mochida.
Here’s a demo video showing her true robotitude: