Meet SHIRI, the Butt Robot

Posted on March 21, 2013

The concept of robots is definitely not new to us. Robots have been a part of our world now for several years. And they are made to somehow make our lives easier.

Sice time immemorial, when people think about robots, they think of one common feature: they have no emotions. Yes, there may be some that can recognize voices, observe people, and act according to spoken commands, but a robot that feels pain or feelings, such as happiness, has not yet been developed.

A rather unusual robot prototype has recently been invented, however. The creative minds at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo has made a butt prototype robot, appropriately named Shiri (which is Japanese for “buttocks”).

Meet SHIRI, the Butt Robot picture

Unlike other robots, SHIRI is expected to function like a human does in many respects. It is equipped with mechanisms that are similar to muscles and will act differently according to the sensations it “feels,” including whether it feels happy or hurt.

Like people, SHIRI will also tense up, contracting its “muscles” whenever it is in pain. Likewise, its muscles will relax when it senses a soothing feeling.

The continuous flourishing of technology has made for a lot more opportunities for humans to come up with such inventions. In a few years time, I wouldn’t be surprised if cyborgs were already walking on the streets among us.

If you want to know more about SHIRI, you can watch the video about it.

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Meet SHIRI, the Butt Robot picture

Genevieve Baxa

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Meet SHIRI, the Butt Robot picture
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2 comments
Mike Neyers
Mike Neyers

Coming to the Mysterious Universe store in 2014!

Thomas Owens
Thomas Owens

The point? I generally look at a person's face for emotions, not their buttocks. How rude!