Robo-jazz for Tokyo commuters

Jazz-manoid. Rumours it was Cheryl Cole were soon quashed.

In Japan last week a female humanoid, robot, jazz vocalist serenaded onlookers near Tokyo Station.

In Japan last week a female humanoid, robot, jazz vocalist serenaded onlookers near Tokyo Station. It was part of a program of events organized by Tokyo University of the Arts. 

Placed at the centre of the band it looked, from distance, like a regular jazz quartet. Upon closer inspection the female singer proved to be an emotionless machine, realistically mouthing and swivelling eyes to a recorded voice track. 

Real life musicians helped the the humanoid sing “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Body and Soul,” and other classics.

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