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1st beauty robot in China
2006-08-08 02:25:17 


(REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV)

Robot maker Yue Hongqiang tests "Rong Cheng", a newly-created robot, at the Institute of Automation of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, August 7, 2006.

Rong Cheng, dubbed as the first Chinese "beauty" robot, is able to respond to some 1,000 Chinese words. She can dance, bow and greet people in the Sichuan dialect as she is destined for the Sichuan Science Museum to serve as a receptionist.

The robot costs about 300,000 yuan (US$37,500) to make, according to Xinhua News.

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