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Look-Alike Robot on Sale, Pricing over 20 Million Yen

12, 28. 2009
Actroid to be designed as it looks like you.
Actroid to be designed as it looks like you.

   Department store chain Sogo & Seibu, corporatized by Seven & i Holdings, will sell a human-alike robot, Actroid on January 2 2010. It is priced at 20.1 million yen.

   It is the first time that Actroid, developed by Sanrio's subsidiary Kokoro, is to sell for individuals. A robot will be made as it looks very much like a purchaser, and is capable of moving each facial parts, as well as a head and elbows.

   Purchase application will be accepted until January 3 at the 28 stores of Sogo or Seibu. Only 2 applicants are chosen if it is in high demand.

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