Tin man calls the tune

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 05 March, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 05 March, 2005, 12:00am

Cyber Prince, a 2.4-metre-tall robot that speaks Putonghua sings Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World and dances with female models, caused a stir when he arrived at the Langham Place Hotel yesterday for last night's grand opening.

The second-generation robot - made from aluminium and carbon fibre and weighing in at 59kgs will return to its homeland, Britain, today. Cyber Prince cost $750,000 to build.