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Tesla=Autopilot; Toyota=Kirobo Mini?!

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by GoTslaGo, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. GoTslaGo

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    Toyota to Sell ‘Cuddly Companion’ Robot in Japan

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    TOKYO— Toyota Motor Corp. plans to sell a pint-size robot in Japan called Kirobo Mini that is designed to provide companionship to people.

    The robot goes on sale for ¥39,800 yen ($392) this winter in Toyota dealerships in Tokyo and the area around the company’s headquarters in Nagoya.

    Kirobo, a combination of the Japanese word for hope and robot, can hold basic conversations while blinking its oversize eyes and wagging its limbs. It also comes with a cradle that fits in a car’s cupholder, “helping it fulfill its role as a cuddly companion always on hand for heart-touching communication,” the company said.

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    Spoiler alert: It doesn't drive for you.
     

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