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Photos of the Day: Woman or Machine?

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 10:47am
Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer

 National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan Chief Executive Director Mamoru Mohri hands a female-announcer robot called Otonaroid a letter of appointment to assign as a guide at the museum as a girl robot called Kodomoroid, second left, looks on during a press event in Tokyo Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The latest creations from Japanese android expert Hiroshi Ishiguro are Otonaroid, Kodomoroid and Telenoid, a hairless mannequin head with pointed arms that serves as a cuddly companion. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan Chief Executive Director Mamoru Mohri, right, gives a speech next to a female-announcer robot called Otonaroid, second left, and a girl robot called Kodomoroid during a press unveiling of the museum's new guides in Tokyo Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Photographers gather around to take photos of a female-announcer robot called Otonaroid, second right, and a girl robot called Kodomoroid, right, during a press unveiling of new guides at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Japanese android expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, second left, and National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan Chief Executive Director Mamoru Mohri, second right, pose with a female-announcer robot called Otonaroid, right, and a girl robot called Kodomoroid during a press unveiling of the museum's new guides in Tokyo Tuesday, June 24, 2014. The robots with silicon skin and artificial muscles were shown to reporters at Miraikan museum on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

A female-announcer robot called Otonaroid speaks during a press event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Android robot Kodomoroid speaks during a press event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Kodomoroid read the news without stumbling once and regurgitated complex tongue-twisters glibly. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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