If you didn’t know, AKB48 is a popular Japanese idol girl group. It’s not a surprise that their fans are known for spending so much time and money on their merchandise but what this fan did is probably the best and most creepy. The fan is talented and very much devoted to one of the AKB48 members, Yuki Kashiwagi. He created a very realistic robot of her.
Even though the robot doesn’t have any arms, the fan definitely made her look a lot like the singer.
This is what the real Yuki Kashiwagi looks like…
And this is the robot the fan made…
The robot is called “The Yukirin” android which is based on Kashiwagi’s nickname. The Yukirin’s eyes and head can move fine but it’s not yet able to speak. It was actually on exhibit at the Niconico Chokaigi 3.
The Yukirin became popular and made an appearance at a Nagano edition of a touring conference as well as another appearance at the Niconico Chokaigi event. This magnificent robot was created by a post-grade media art student named Takayuki Todo. He created it as part of his graduation project.
All thanks to an Xbox Kinect sensor installed on her chest, her eyes will meet yours as if you’re looking at the real Yuki Kashiwagi. The material used to make this robot is… wood. Surprised? Me too. But, I’m sure that there will be more upgrades to this realistic robot.