A life-like humanoid robot that resembles former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and unveiled at the Global Mobile Internet Conference 2015 in Beijing, China, can talk, shake hands and even hug a human being. The Android-bot YangYang was designed by the Shanghai Shenqing Industry (SSI) working in collaboration with Japanese robotics expert Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University’s Department of Systems Innovation who has been developing robots for over 20 years.

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