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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..."

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