Japan’s continuing ‘Lost Decade(s)’ force fembots to sing for their supper

The 3Yen’s reporter, Robo-Rob Pongi, spotted this video of our favorite fembot, HRP-4C-chan*, singing at some scruffy tradeshow.

HRP-4C, a singing “divabot” mimics human singers….
… in the nightmares we will have about her and her creepy corpse eyes.

via Japanese Scientists Teach World’s Creepiest Robot to Sing

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As we reported before, poor little HRP-4C-chan just can’t keep a job as Japan enters its third “Lost Decade” of economic decline.

Before her current sad existence eking out a living as a singing booth bimbo, the HRP bot was a badass security guard (3Yen / 2005-12-01, Above). untitled-folder_4Next it had a sex-change to become a naked model (3Yen /2009-07-22, Right). Then, she even failed as in her short fling as a bride Details at: (3Yen / 2009-07-22, Below).
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