Published On: Tue, Jan 4th, 2011

HRP-4C Cybernetic Human

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It has been almost 2 years when the humanoid HRP-4C passed her first catwalk casting test at Japan’s Fashion Week and our cute humanoid model has gone a long way since.

Robotics researchers in Japan have upgraded her to a new humanoid model that can belt out a tune with both natural-sounding vocals and the facial expressions to make it seem much more realistic.

The robot learns by mimicking a real human singer. The HRP-4C bot listens to the tune and watches the singer’s lips as she performs. Then the humanoid re-creates its own rendition, using software named VocalListener to synthesize its own vocal sound.

Just check out the HRP-4C funny dance video. Extremely spectacular..

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