Roboticists unveil their latest creepily realistic humanoid – and it bears a striking resemblance to Sarah Palin

A humanoid robot named “Yangyang” shows a facial expression during its demonstration at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2015 in Beijing, China, April 29, 2015. The android was produced jointly by China’s Shanghai Yangyang Intellegent Robot Science Service center and Japanese professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, with the aim of popularizing robotics among the young. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A humanoid robot named Yangyang is the latest to be revealed in China.

Dressed in a full-length coat, the android can display a wide range of facial expressions and can speak, move its head, and raise its hands to greet people convincingly.

And the machine bears an uncanny – yet apparently accidental – resemblance to former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin…

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    DARPA is behind this.
    Once the sex robots get out of the “uncanny valley” we can have a very long talk with “feminists” about which island they want to live on.

    • Exile1981

      I’m all for sex bots, it means all the ghetto rats will turn to low cost establishments to provide sexual release through the bots rather than the current method of knocking up everything that moves. In a generation if the fees or costs are low enough it will have a massive reduction in the unplanned pregnancies.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Carrot meet stick.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      The feminists already don’t want to fuck us because we don’t want to fuck them.
      Sour grapes won’t change.
      And I do understand why they don’t criticize the wearers of garbage bags.
      I think they secretly believe it might level the playing field for them.
      They just can’t come out and say it.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        At that point, the value of overweight and ugly rad femmes to society will approach that of “pets or meat”.
        Some forward thinking Rad Femmes in Canada (within the last two years) introduced (or tried to) a bill OUTLAWING sex robots.
        If they are afraid of it, then I want to do it.

      • Justin St.Denis

        That is what is called a “trenchant insight”. If one of them reads it, it’ll hurt. 😉

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I just hope it makes them angrier.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Truth usually does. 😉

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        Racist bonophobics….in need of conversion.

    • El Martyachi

      And you call ME the optimist….

    • Frau Katze

      I hadn’t thought of that angle, I must confess.

  • mauser 98

    2 Premier Strapons? …eeeeeeeeeek

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Goddamn, it’s been thirty years and I can’t find a reference.
      One of the guys from Loverboy made a ‘finger in the dyke’ reference about Carol Pope while accepting an award at the Junos.
      It was really funny.
      So funny that it almost made up for Everybody’s Working For The Weekend.

      • mauser 98

        Loverboy ….world famous south of Bloor to the lake

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          What about Scrubbaloe Caine?

        • Raymond Hietapakka

          I’d get nosebleeds if I went N. of Bloor…

      • Justin St.Denis

        Nothing could make up for that song.

      • mauser 98

        mmmm

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    When it comes to Sarah Palin, that’s probably as close as I’ll ever get.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It sure doesn’t look East Asian.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Neither do most candidates for Miss South Korea.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      We used to call them Oriental.

  • Dana Garcia

    Meanwhile, a non-Sarah model is being installed as a receptionist in a Tokyo store.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH9IlZpwOPA

  • El Martyachi

    .. better than Hillary for first female prez.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      ///

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Will she come in AC or DC? Or maybe be ACDC? Or three-way? Like the beer fridge at the Danbill Mine? If not, can she be converted?

  • Waffle

    Does anybody remember this one? It was way ahead of its time:

    https://youtu.be/tvk8v4qzg7c

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Guess I’m full of holes.
      I get those from my safety boots.

  • andycanuck

    Great until they decide to go Westworld on you!

  • UCSPanther

    This is the kind of robot I would rather have: