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74 Robots With Human Jobs

Human-Like Robots Compensate for Increasing Elderly Population

— March 17, 2009 — Tech
With over 20% of the Japanese population over the age of 65, and projections that it’ll reach over 40% in the not-too-distant future, Japan has looked to robots as the answer to many of the labor problems coming from an aging population.

There are already robot receptionists, hospital workers and cleaners, and they have worked on creating robot dogs as friends to the elderly.

Still, the Japanese love their robots, and their robot fixation has gone beyond pragmatism to creativity and fun. To that end, their latest robot creation is a female robotic model which will show her wares on a catwalk at a Tokyo fashion show.

The model-bot represents the average height of a young Japanese woman at 5’2” tall, and weighs in at a model-like 95 pounds (robot anorexia?).

Although the robot will strut at the fashion show, she’ll be in full metallic nude. Evidently the fashion designers do not want to equate the “cybernetic human” with their clothing line.

Check out these and other robots with human jobs below.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
73
Taste Test Robots
Taste Test Robots
Artificial Mouths
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72
Maestro Robots In Action
Maestro Robots In Action
Honda Asimo Conducts Symphony (UPDATE)
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71
DIY Celebrity Robots
DIY Celebrity Robots
The Elvinator
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70
Robotic Housekeepers
Robotic Housekeepers
Robot Butlers and Maids
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69
Robot Bartender Festivals
Robot Bartender Festivals
Roboexotica
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68
Smelly Emotional Robots
Smelly Emotional Robots
Pomi Emits Smells & Makes Faces
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67
Customized Dancing Holiday Robots
Customized Dancing Holiday Robots
Exobotics
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66
Replace-A-Soldier Robot
Replace-A-Soldier Robot
MAARS Carries Gun, Saves Lives
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65
Robot Barista
Robot Barista
Justine Makes Coffee
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64
Musical Robots
Musical Robots
Honda Asimo to Conduct Orchestra
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63
Smart Baby Robots
Smart Baby Robots
iCub Learning to Talk
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62
Music-Playing and Dancing Robots
Music-Playing and Dancing Robots
The Automated Music Personality (AMP) Robots
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61
Robot Psychologist
Robot Psychologist
MindMentor The Future Of Mental Healthcare
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60
Robot Musicians
Robot Musicians
Waseda Flutist Dazzles at BioRob 2008
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59
Branded Bartender Robots
Branded Bartender Robots
Mr. Asahi (UPDATE)
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58
Blogging Robot
Blogging Robot
PaPeRo
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57
Carpet Cleaning Robot
Carpet Cleaning Robot
Whistles While it Works
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56
Robot Masseur
Robot Masseur
WAO-1 Massage Machine
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55
Underwater Survey Robots
Underwater Survey Robots
The Fish-Like Tai-Robot-Kun
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54
Robotic Janitor
Robotic Janitor
Wax On, Wax Off With Tondon
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53
The Running Robot
The Running Robot
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52
Roborior
Roborior
Watch Dog Robot Can Even Call for Help
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51
Robot Actors
Robot Actors
Osaka University Stages First Human/Wakamaru Play
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50
Giggling Robots Could Cure Cancer
Giggling Robots Could Cure Cancer
Robots Laugh At Your Jokes
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49
Robotic Dental Patient
Robotic Dental Patient
Japanese Simroid Responds to Pain
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48
Celebrity Robots
Celebrity Robots
Interactive Elvis Bust
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47
Humanoid Robot Teaches Itself To Walk
Humanoid Robot Teaches Itself To Walk
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46
Robot Nurses
Robot Nurses
uBOT-5
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45
Robots that Pee
Robots that Pee
METI Human Patient Simulator
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44
Pole-Dancing Robots
Pole-Dancing Robots
Fembots Grind at the Mutate London Exhibition
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43
Toyota Violin Playing Robot
Toyota Violin Playing Robot
Helpful Humanoids by 2010
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42
BEAR Robot Can Pick Up and Rescue Soldiers
BEAR Robot Can Pick Up and Rescue Soldiers
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41
Dancing Transformer Robot
Dancing Transformer Robot
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40
Robot Clones
Robot Clones
When iRobot Meets the Wax Museum
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39
Recreating Classic Films With Robots
Recreating Classic Films With Robots
The Shining with a WowWee Tribot
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38
Famous Scientist Robots
Famous Scientist Robots
Unresponsive Einsteinbot Gives People Blank Stares
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37
Robotic Receptionist at the Japan Airport
Robotic Receptionist at the Japan Airport
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36
Robot Soccer
Robot Soccer
Androids Dream of Soccer Glory
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35
Rice Planting Robot
Rice Planting Robot
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34
Virtual Babysitter
Virtual Babysitter
iRobot Connectr
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33
RoboChef
RoboChef
Japanese Robot Chef Makes Octopus Balls
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32
Socially Intelligent Robot
Socially Intelligent Robot
Honda Asimo is Shockingly Human
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31
Robomop
Robomop
Robotic Ball Makes Sweeping Fun
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30
Canine Robots
Canine Robots
'BigDog' Buzzes Like a Bee But is a Honey
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29
The Robotic Hand Pianist Plays Cool Classical Music
The Robotic Hand Pianist Plays Cool Classical Music
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28
Social Message Robots
Social Message Robots
Crawling Japanese Salaryman
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27
Robotic Models
Robotic Models
Charlotte Gainsbourg for Balenciaga
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26
Robot Secretaries (UPDATE)
Robot Secretaries (UPDATE)
Phorone
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25
Robot Bartenders Get Digital
Robot Bartenders Get Digital
MyFountain Smartini Cocktail Mixer
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24
Robot Inventor Clones Self
Robot Inventor Clones Self
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23
Emotional Robots
Emotional Robots
MIT's Nexi
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22
Fashion Model Robots
Fashion Model Robots
The HRP-4C Is Japan's Answer to Unaging Female Models
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21
Asahi Robot Bartender Chills and Pours Beer
Asahi Robot Bartender Chills and Pours Beer
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20
Being Served by Robots
Being Served by Robots
This Radio-Controlled Table Replaces Restaurant Waitstaff
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19
Sexy Robot Entertainers
Sexy Robot Entertainers
Korean EveR1 and R2
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18
Immortality Through Robots
Immortality Through Robots
The 'Oboe' Robot Keeps Memories of Your Loved One Alive
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17
Robots That Mimic Your Facial Expressions
Robots That Mimic Your Facial Expressions
Jules The Mandroid
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16
CB2 Robot Baby
CB2 Robot Baby
Japanese Researchers Develop Creepiest Bot Ever
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15
SAYA
SAYA
Another Robot Receptionist
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14
Robot Chefs
Robot Chefs
The Motoman SDA10
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13
Partner Ballroom Dancing Robot
Partner Ballroom Dancing Robot
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12
Personal Assistant Robot
Personal Assistant Robot
WowWee Rovio (CES 2008)
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11
Robotic Babysitters
Robotic Babysitters
In-Store Robo-Nanny Lets You Shop in Peace
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10
Pregnant Robot Gives Birth
Pregnant Robot Gives Birth
Training Device for Med Students
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9
Fire Fighter Robots
Fire Fighter Robots
Forest-Clearing Transformer
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8
Humanoid Robots Working For Japanese Sex Clubs
Humanoid Robots Working For Japanese Sex Clubs
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7
Firefighting Robots
Firefighting Robots
OLE Insect Firefighter
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6
Lifelike Robots
Lifelike Robots
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5
Fembot Romance
Fembot Romance
The Aiko Robot Is (Nearly) The Perfect Lover
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4
Lifelike Robot Children
Lifelike Robot Children
Repliee R-1
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3
Fake Intimacy 2
Fake Intimacy 2
Virtual Love Partner Combines Physical Robot, Virtual Reality
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2
Themed Robot Sex
Themed Robot Sex
Terminator Kamasutra
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1
Terminator Robot Porn
Terminator Robot Porn
More Photo Madness
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