And the Geminoid:
Although I have written in the past about my concerns with overly 'attractive' robots, I realize this may simply be an response to our fears of the non-robotic community thinking we are even a bit more 'odd' than we already are, but outside of that I am starting to warm up to them a bit...
On the other side, Disney was wildly successful with 'likable' characters all having certain outward similarities so there may not be a reason to reinvent the wheel on the design side.
Either way, we expect to see more and more of this in the near future.
UPDATE - 20140624 1215PM ET
This Just in from AFP!
"Japanese scientists on Tuesday unveiled what they said was the world's first news-reading android, eerily lifelike and possessing a sense of humour to match her perfect language skills. VIDEO Duration: 01:20"