Red Herring: Robot Care for Graying Japan
Aug 31, 2005, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
"Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will begin taking orders for
Wakamaru, its meter-tall, bright yellow humanoid robot designed to
provide care and companionship for the elderly...
"Based on a version of the Linux operating system developed by
Sunnyvale, California-based MontaVista Software, Wakamaru is
equipped with speech recognition technology capable of
understanding up to 10,000 words..."