Monday, May 22, 2006

Robot Baby Seal Paro to Star in Own Movie

A Danish film director, Phie Ambo, has been filming the latest project for everyone's favorite baby seal, Paro.

The film entitled "Mechanical Love" will star the loveable robot in touching scenes with Alzheimer's patients and other feeble humans at nursing homes.

Paro spent 6 months soothing visitors to the 2005 World Exposition held in Aichi and reputedly has been inducted into Guiness Book of World Records as the most adorable robot. He is now trying to reach an even wider audience with his irresistable charm.

"The 57-centimeter-tall, 2.7-kilogram furry seal robot can express emotions and react sensitively to humans by cooing, moving delicately and opening and closing its eyes. It looks happy when patted on the head and gets angry when ignored."
But the big question on everyone's mind is, "Can he act?"

More details of the film will be revealed at a press conference on May 30 at the conference of the International Federation on Ageing. Paro will also be at the conference promoting the film.

The world awaits to see of Paro will be our next robot movie star.

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11:57 PM, May 23, 2006  

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