On the surface, it seems creepy and/or pathetic, but it could be a healthy new revenue stream for Toyota. The automaker plans to begin offering a small, talking robot to Japanese customers this winter — a strategic product for an aging population with a low birthrate, the Wall Street Journal reports. Kirobo Mini is designed to […]
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Robots that can vacuum or clean your gutters might be practical, but they don’t offer much in the way of companionship. Not like Toyota’s cheery little Kirobo Mini bot. And when I say […]
Toyota says it will start selling a mug-sized robot called Kirobo Mini as a chatty companion for its human owners. Video provided by AFP
Toyota’s pint-size robot, Kirobo, a combination of the Japanese word for hope and robot, can hold basic conversations while blinking its oversize eyes and wagging its limbs.
The new robot from Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. can't do much but chatter in a high-pitched voice.