Photos: Bots on the catwalk

The latest FT (female type) humanoid robot by Kyoto University's Tomotaka Takahashi poses like a fashion model at the creator's lab in western Japan on April 22. The bot is equipped with 23 actuators and two gyro sensors on its carbon fiber and plastic svelte body. It stands about 14 inches and weighs less than 2 pounds.

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