"A run of 100 Linux-powered humanoid robots goes on sale in
Japan Friday, priced at 1.5M Yen (about $14,000), not including
10,000 Yen (~$90) monthly service fees. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
conceived of Wakamuru as a pleasant companion offering a range of
electronic-age valet services, it says.
"Mitsubishi first announced Wakamaru in March of 2003, adding
details the following month..."