Monday, April 06, 2009


"A Tokyo subsidiary of Hello Kitty maker Sanrio, Kokoro -- which means heart or mind in Japanese -- has also produced advanced talking, life-size humanoids.

'Robots have hearts,' said Kokoro planning department manager Yuko Yokota.

'They don't look human unless we put souls in them.

'When manufacturing a robot, there comes a moment when light flickers in its eyes. That's when we know our work is done.'

So even the soul is getting dumbed down. Seems they have pallets of souls in the parts department. Somehow it comes as no surprise that this is a Hello Kitty subsidiary...

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