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Japanese researchers have created a robot model with 42 internal motors that allow her to pose and walk down the runway. She weighs 95 pounds including batteries, which sounds about right, but she only stands 5'2". It also seems like she's still got some kinks to work out: "The performance fell short of flawless when she occasionally mixed up her facial expressions—a mistake the inventors put down to a case of the nerves as a hail of camera shutters confused her sound recognition sensors." [Breitbart]