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Tokyo robot revue drawing crowds to 'Fighting Females' cabaret show

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Bikini-clad women operate a 3.6 meter-high custom-made female robot as customers take photos, at the newly opened "Robot Restaurant" in Kabukicho, one of Tokyo's best-known red light districts, on August 16, 2012. Photos made available to NBC News on August 26.

Reuters reports — In a restaurant down an alley in one of Tokyo's best-known red light districts, four massive female robots wink and wave as they lumber to the beat of traditional Japanese drums and a Lady Gaga dance tune

Each is controlled by two bikini-clad women, who perch in a high seat attached to the robot's stomach and control the facial features and legs using joysticks attached to the seats for the hour-long "Fighting Females" performance. Read the full story.

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Dancers perform on a mock tank decorated with lights during the show.

A restaurant in Tokyo features a variety show with 12-foot-tall robots that took more than three years and $126 million to create. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.