I have posted more than one entry about robots :

[Video]Human or Machine? The Incredibly Life-Like Android Robots From Japan

[Repost]Will Robot Nannies Save Japan’s Economy?

[Video]Japanese Company Unveils Robot Cheerleaders

The statement “Japan is obsessed with robots” may be an understatement. As though looking for an answer to the their population problems, they have been developing robots for different uses – as nannies, companions, workers and even cheerleaders. Now, here’s another android that “could serve as a hostess” in the upcoming Tokyo Olmpics.

From the Japan Times :

These robots are increasingly being developed as personal assistants, companions, hosts and aides for medical situations.

“We made her like a human being because true communication is also based on facial expressions and gestures,” said Toshiba’s Taihei Yamaguchi.

Yamaguchi said a robot like Chihira Aico could serve as a kind of hostess for the 2020 Olympic Games but the design is aimed for health care, where robots can assist in monitoring and diagnoses.

But in her own words: “In the future, I want to take up the challenge of a wide assignment of tasks: counselor, newscaster, cheerleader, entertainer and many others!”

Meet Chihiro Aico.

My question is, why are many androids female-like? Why aren’t there more “male” androids?