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Robot capable of giving two finger salute

If you make unwelcome advances
Thu Oct 25 2007, 11:18

BOFFINS IN JAPAN have designed a robot which can learn human gestures and respond in kind.

A report on Japanese wire said the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NIICT), designed the robot which is 85 kilos obese and 155 centimetres tall.

It's already capable of finger pointing and bowing so that if you try and snog it, it can point you to the door. And wave you off.

And it can probably show you the very English two finger gesture - said to have developed when longbow archers fought the French. The French are alleged to have been so spooked that they cut off archers' fingers if they were captured in battle.

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