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Japan presents Otonaroid and Kodomoroid

On June 24, 2014, Japanese scientists unveiled what they said was the world's first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills.

Japan presents Otonaroid and Kodomoroid
The new humanoid robot named 'Otonaroid' is pictured during a press preview at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology in Tokyo on June 24, 2014. Japanese scientists unveiled what they said was the world's first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills. (AFP/Getty Images)
Japan presents Otonaroid and Kodomoroid
The new humanoid robots 'Otonaroid' (R) and 'Kodomoroid (R) are pictured during a press preview at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology in Tokyo on June 24, 2014. Japanese scientists unveiled what they said was the world's first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills. (AFP/Getty Images)
Japan presents Otonaroid and Kodomoroid
The new humanoid robots named 'Otonaroid' (R) and 'Kodomoroid (R) are pictured during a press preview at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology in Tokyo on June 24, 2014. Japanese scientists unveiled what they said was the world's first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills. (AFP/Getty Images)
Japan presents Otonaroid and Kodomoroid
Former astronaut and the director of the museum, Mamoru Mori (L), gives an appointment letter for the museum staff to the new female humanoid robot named 'Otonaroid' as she is introduced to the media at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology in Tokyo on June 24, 2014. Japanese scientists unveiled what they said was the world's first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills. (AFP/Getty Images)
Japan presents Otonaroid and Kodomoroid
Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro (R) introduces a new female humanoid robot named 'Otonaroid' to the media at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology in Tokyo on June 24, 2014. Japanese scientists unveiled what they said was the world's first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills. (AFP/Getty Images)
Japan presents Otonaroid and Kodomoroid
Japanese announcer Aki Nakata (L) smiles as she poses with a new humanoid robot named 'Kodomoroid' (R) at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology in Tokyo on June 24, 2014. Japanese scientists unveiled what they said was the world's first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills. (AFP/Getty Images)
Japan presents Otonaroid and Kodomoroid
Former astronaut and the director of the museum, Mamoru Mori (2nd R), and Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro (2nd L) pose with new female humanoid robots 'Otonaroid' (R) and 'Kodomoroid' (L) at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Technology in Tokyo on June 24, 2014. Japanese scientists unveiled what they said was the world's first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills. (AFP/Getty Images)