A Robot in Every Home witin only Six Years (In Japan of Course)

March 6, 2009 at 9:59 am | Posted in Tech Talk | Leave a comment

From The Telegraph in the UK: “School pupils are to be taught by the world’s first robot teacher in one of the most radical uses so far of android technology”.

“The humanoid was originally developed to replace a variety of workers, including secretaries, in a bid to allow firms to cut costs while still retaining some kind of human interaction.

Her creator, science professor Hiroshi Kobayashi at the University of Tokyo, had been working on a robot for 15 years. She is the latest example of robots spreading to every aspect of life in Japan. They already guide traffic, attempt to lure university graduates to sign up to courses and one is even being developed to provide company to Alzheimer’s sufferers.”

Man, I can’t wait to visit Japan.

EDIT: another interesting thing just happened. I got the photo from the newspaper links above. When I uploaded it to flickr.com, the description information and tags were automatically filled in. So apparently, the image file had that information attached to it.

neet.

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