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Robo-Garage recreates Murasaki Shikibu in robot form

Darren Murph

Murasaki Shikibu, famously known for penning The Tale of Genji, practically has goddess status in Japan. For those who scoff at such a statement, just take a look at the robot above. The MURASAKI stands in at 31-centimeters tall and weighs 1.5-kilograms (3.3-pounds), and while the design is subtle, this gal still demands respect. Reportedly, the bot is powered by NiMH batteries, waltzes about on two wheels and sports an 8-axis system for moving her neck and arms. We're hearing conflicting reports about it actually being on sale or simply being a prototype, but we're sure the misdirection is all part of the allure that makes her so irresistible.

[Via CrunchGear]

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