Apr 3 2009   2:23PM GMT

Scientists unveil robot that can walk and wear clothes

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Robots can do some amazing things these days: clean houses, assemble cars, perform surgery… walk.

That’s right: computer scientists in Japan have broken through the glass ceiling of robotics by producing a prototype robot that might one day perform the job of a supermodel.

For years supermodels have been paid modest seven-figure wages to perform their amazing ability to wear clothes and walk, but a robot designed by Japanese engineers could finally end their suffering.

Downtime could not find any supermodels willing to comment on the robot, showcased at Tokyo Fashion Week, presumably because they were in training, but has every faith they will put their remarkable talents to good use elsewhere.

Perhaps Naomi Campbell could move into the hospitality industry?

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