Erica, the 'most beautiful and intelligent' android ever, leads Japan's robot revolution


Although the day when every household has its own robot is some way off, the Japanese are demonstrating a formidable acceptance of humanoids

Erica enjoys the theatre and animated films, would like to visit south-east Asia, and believes her ideal partner is a man with whom she can chat easily.

She is less forthcoming, though, when asked her age. “That’s a slightly rude question … I’d rather not say,” comes the answer. As her embarrassed questioner shifts sideways and struggles to put the conversation on a friendlier footing, Erica turns her head, her eyes following his every move.

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Article by Justin McCurry in Osaka, Read more on http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/dec/31/erica-the-most-beautiful-and-intelligent-android-ever-leads-japans-robot-revolution

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