Red Herring: Robot Care for Graying Japan

“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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