In episode 6 of our Tokyo City Series wet visit Kokoro HQ, part of the Sanrio Group responsible for one of the most famous Japanese exports, Hello Kitty.

Since their inception on 1984 Kokoro have created various ‘ofrobots’ including people friendly vending machines, massive animatronic dinosaurs and life-like ‘humanoid’ robots, developed in ‘continous observation of humans’.

We met Takeshi Mita who shows us the female actroids (actor/android) they are currently developing and told us of his hopes for an actroid and human integrated future.