SHIRI: Robotic Buttocks to Represent Emotion

#Robots

Tue, May 15th, 2012 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

I can't figure out if this is a joke or not, but reportedly, Shiri is the first robotic humanoid buttocks designed to represent emotions with the "visual and tactual transformation" of butt muscles. At about 2:45 you can see the operator smack the robotic bum and the "muscles" tense up. Uhm.

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