Robot Cosplay! HRP-4C Robot As Hatsune Miku At CEATEC 2009

Haksune Miku is a virtual singer developed by Crypton Future Media using Yamaha's Vocaloid voice software. At this week's CEATEC 2009 conference in Chiba, an HRP-4C robot is presenting Hatsune Miku in full cosplay.


(An HRP-$C robot presents Hatsune Miku in cosplay at CEATEC)

HRP-4C is a robotic woman, a cybernetic device able to communicate basic emotions with facial motions and arm movements (see video). At the conference, she is dressed as Hatsune Miku, an anime actress created by Crypton Future Media for Yamaha. Dressing up as characters in anime is called "cosplay", short for "costume roleplay".

The data for Hatsune's voice was obtained by sampling the voice of Saki Fujita, a Japanese voice actress. Don't miss this excellent video that shows off Hatsune Miku (english speakers should use the subtitles option). The video is quite long (13 minutes) but it details a fascinating process, in which people all over the Internet collaborate on creating songs, using the Hatsune Miku Vocaloid voice package. Some of these "amateur" recordings have been downloaded millions of times from fan sites.


(Hatsune Miku demonstration video)

Update: Take a look at this video of Hatsune Miku kicking out the jams, included by reader request. End update.

I really think that Hatsune Miku should join forces with Emily Howell, an artificially intelligent computer program that creates beautiful music all on its own (and will soon release an album).

Via Robot Watch.

Scroll down for more stories in the same category. (Story submitted 10/6/2009)

Follow this kind of news @Technovelgy.

| Email | RSS | Blog It | Stumble | del.icio.us | Digg | Reddit |

Would you like to contribute a story tip? It's easy:
Get the URL of the story, and the related sf author, and add it here.

Comment/Join discussion ( 6 )

Related News Stories - (" Robotics ")

PR2 Fencing Robot Perfect For Kwisatz Haderach-in-training
'Now, we'll work on your timing. Let me see you catch that thing sinister.' - Frank Herbert, 1965.

3rd Century BC Gold Bee Is Just The Start
Bees knees, I order you to freeze!

Flatcat Robot Recalls Both Heinlein And Simak
Sorry, you'll need to read the article.

Solar Powered Robot Cleans Up Solar Panels For Free
'... with large padded feet, who were apparently polishing their way the whole length of Rama's six artificial suns.' - Arthur C. Clarke, 1972.

 

Google
  Web TechNovelgy.com   

Technovelgy (that's tech-novel-gee!) is devoted to the creative science inventions and ideas of sf authors. Look for the Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary, the Invention Timeline, or see what's New.

 

 

 

 

 

Current News

Implantable Covid-Detecting Microchip Developed By DARPA
'Employees... were implanted with advanced microprocessors...'

SpaceX Requests Starlink For Starship
'... sweating, heat-blistered engineers at every interplanetary radiograph station on three planets.'

SF Writers Predicted John Deere Autonomous Tractors
'The huge plow... seemed to shake itself - and began to move back southward.'

DARPA Funding AI Fighter Pilots
'Cultured brains on a slab.'

StoryFile To Help William Shatner Become Landru
"I am Landru. I am he! All that he was, I am."

Telehealth Drones To The Rescue
'A shadow passed over him, and he looked up.'

Capture Asteroids In A Bag
'... just as a small boy catches a swift ball in his cap.'

Sony Pocket Air Conditioner Is Phil Dick's Idea!
'... he went to the hall closet to get his pith helmet and his mandatory cooling-unit.'

Is It Possible To GROW Planes And Vehicles?
'These are your rudimentary seed packages...'

Guard Dog Robot Security Check
'We still use people at the main gates, but here it's an automated sentry.'

Sheepskin Parchment Helped Medieval Lawyers Prevent Fraud
'The single sheet he held, and even the words and signatures upon it, were all integral parts of a single giant molecule...'

Space 'Hurricane' Has Been Seen
'... it was the biggest of the four hundred odd storms raging in the Fifty Suns region.'

PR2 Fencing Robot Perfect For Kwisatz Haderach-in-training
'Now, we'll work on your timing. Let me see you catch that thing sinister.'

Sole Morphing Astronaut Boots - A New Pair Of Moon Boots?
'Itís an ideal device for kangarooing along in lunar gravity.'

Mice Gestate In Mechanical Womb
'... in the Decanting Room, the newly-unbottled babes uttered their first yell of horror and amazement.'

3rd Century BC Gold Bee Is Just The Start
Bees knees, I order you to freeze!

More SF in the News Stories

More Beyond Technovelgy science news stories

Home | Glossary | Invention Timeline | Category | New | Contact Us | FAQ | Advertise |
Technovelgy.com - where science meets fiction™

Copyright© Technovelgy LLC; all rights reserved.