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Japanese scientists have cracked one of robotics' untouched areas: they have unveiled a mechanical bum that not only look realistic - apparently - but tense, twitch and respond to touch in the same way a real rear would. Shiri Arse technica The Shiri - which means buttocks in Japanese - "represents emotions with visual and …

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I don't...

give a shit about this.

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Re: I don't...

Hook it up to Wim Delvoye's Cloaca and it would do that too...

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Pint

You deserve at least one of these, if not more, for the caption on the photo.

And I need a new keyboard as well...

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WTF?

whats the use?

I honestly can not think of a single *useful* application for this invention.

Besides making something that ppl would like to post on their facebook page to have fun with, i'm wondering what the use is.

The team behind this obviously have talents in a wide variety of fields, couldn't they spend their time,money, brainpower and effort doing more useful research?

..sigh..

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Re: whats the use?

"I honestly can not think of a single *useful* application"

Oh, I don't know. It could probably be trained to be a CEO

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Happy

Re: whats the use?

My first thought was Robot Politician.

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Big Brother

Re: whats the use?

You would seriously risk putting all of those puppet makers out of business by replacing politicians with Robots? How dare you!

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"Robot Politician"

Only if it were fitted with a speaker.

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Re: whats the use?

"I honestly can not think of a single *useful* application for this invention."

Screening priests?

(needs to be younger, of course).

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Dear Japan,

Seriously, you chaps need to get out more.

Regards

The rest of the world.

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Paris Hilton

Shiri?

Will Paris be warm this weekend?

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Meanwhile somewhere on youtube

Or similar there is this [NSFW]:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cipLhhUfyxM

The title 'Woman Moving Her Butt Cheeks To The Beat Of A Beethoven Symphony! ' should give you enough clues.

ttfn

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It'll never get to market ...

... because of the round corners.

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Meh

but why......?

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I really thought 'roboass'...

... was going to be another story about the US military robotic mule. Serves me right for having a vaguely clean mind!

In Michael Bywater's Lost Worlds, he mentions his friend Stephen Fry's observation: That while a a pianola moves the keys by itself, it makes no attempt to replicate the impact of young Mozart's buttocks upon the piano stool.

[Sorry, that was the only prior fart that came to mind, other than last weeks Reg article about robo-hookers]

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Bum Note

If they liked it they shoulda put a Ring in it. Oh oh oh etc. ;)

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WTF?

Problems at the airport....

"Could you open this suitcase please sir, our scanners suggest that it has a false bottom."

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Playing games

Evidently this is Japan's latest games console, designed specifically for playing shiritori.

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Polite request: some kind of warning would have been nice

It's not NSFW but if one of our hard-drinking , terminally laddish and relentlessly hetero brokers[*] had been standing behind me when I opened it, life would not have been worth living for the next week or so.

[*] decent guys actually but not entirely subtle

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