Mini-Me: The Robot Doll That Looks and Sounds Just Like You

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For
some it would be the stuff of childhood nightmares, but a Japanese
company is creating robot dolls that look just like their customers.

The ‘Look A
Like’ dolls were displayed by LittleIsland president Hiroaki Koike
at the annual Gift Show in Tokyo.

Customers place
their order for a robot doll along with a photo of who they would
like it to resemble and six months later they receive a spookily
similar ‘Mini-Me’ in the post.

If that wasn’t
creepy enough, it can even be taught to sound like you, using an
inbuilt microphone, Windows XP computer and voice recognition software.

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February
7, 2009

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