The more advanced engineers get with robotics, the more complex the gears and pistons and rods and sensors get, the more we seem to want to slap human skin on the outside. Meet Repliee Q1: she's a pleasant Japanese woman, adorned in slacks and casual salmon blazer. And look, she's even extending her hand to shake yours. Seems lovely, until you remember Repliee Q1 isn't a woman at all, and was unveiled at a Japanese tech exhibit back in 2005. Surely, lifelike robots have become, well, even more lifelike since, but Repliee Q1 has definitely made a few frat boys quip, "Yeah, but, after nine vodka/cranberries, would you?"
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