Want to buy a robotic clone of yourself? In Japan, you can

Osaka University's Hiroshi Ishiguro made a name for himself by creating a robot that looked so much like him it was eerie. Now he's doing it again with the Geminoid-F, choosing this time to robotically clone a lady. What's more, the good professor could start offering his skills as a commercial service, charging $110,000 per 'bot.

For that kinda money, you'd get a replica of yourself that has twelve actuators in its face for realistic facial movements. You'd just sit back at a terminal where you'd control your Geminoid, and a camera would pick up your facial expressions and send them to the robot. (The Surrogates, anyone?) Check out the Geminoid-F in motion in the video below.

Via CrunchGear