Toyota’s tiny robot sells for under $400, talks, can’t drive

The new robot from Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. can’t do much but chatter in a high-pitched voice.
The 39,800-yen ($390), 10-centimeter (4-inch) -tall, doll-like Kirobo Mini—whose name comes from “kibo,” or “hope,” and “robot”—supposedly has the smarts of a 5-year-old.Fuminori Kataoka, general manager in charge of the project, says its value is emotional, going from home to car to the outdoors as a faithful companion, although the owner must do all the walking and driving.

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-toyota-tiny-robot.html

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