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Toyota Unveils Kirobo Mini Robot Baby Amid Falling Japanese Birthrates

An antidote to Japan’s rapidly falling birthrate may soon come in the unlikely form of a miniature robot. The Kirobo Mini was unveiled Monday by Toyota as part of the automaker’s Heart Project, which aims to provide a “cuddlesome” robot baby companion for humans. The unveiling of the robot comes as Japanese adults increasingly find themselves childless, as the country’s population continues to shrink.
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