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Kodomoroid what? Six things to know about Japan's latest news-speaking android

Published on Jun 25, 2014 3:09 PM

The notion of genetically-engineered robots entering the human sphere is becoming more of a reality.

On Tuesday, Japanese scientists unveiled the world's first news-speaking android at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology in Tokyo. Named Kodomoroid, which is an amalgamation of "kodomo" (meaning child in Japanese) and android, she is more than just automated machinery as she possesses exceptionally life-like features and is capable of spontaneous human interactions.

Together with her adult version, Otonaroid ("otona" means adult in Japanese), the pair are achievements of how far research in technology and robotics has advanced.

We look at six interesting facts about Kodomoroid and her eerily human-like qualities:

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