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Bulging synthetic eyeballs failed to charm

Japanese scientists pair up monkey and robot designed to mimic attractive female monkey; social awkwardness ensues.
But the 10-year-old-male monkey, named Choromatsu, paid little attention Saturday to the swooning robot, whose flashy metallic eyelashes and bulging synthetic eyeballs failed to charm.
Choromatsu sat with a scowl through most of the session, often staring at the ceiling or looking at researchers and photographers

Sounds like a fairly typical blind date. Except for the bit about the researchers and photographers, that is. (via jwz)

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Posted by: mark Tue Oct 14 18:11:21 2003

You've been pretty lucky in the blind date stakes, then? ;-)