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Tesla=Autopilot; Toyota=Kirobo Mini?!

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

  1. GoTslaGo

    GoTslaGo Learning Member

    Dec 25, 2015
    Toyota to Sell ‘Cuddly Companion’ Robot in Japan


    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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