Japans robot fashion model HRP-4C makes d'ebut on catwalk
The appearance was a little bit of an anticlimax. Ever since its developers, Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, said last week that it would be appearing in a fashion show many have been expecting to see it stride down the runway modeling the latest fashions. On Monday 3/23/09 it wasn't even wearing any clothes. Instead its grey plastic body armor -- almost universally likened to that of a Star Wars' Stormtrooper by reporters -- was all it was showing off.