Friday, August 26, 2005

Receptionists Beware!


TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it had made no decision yet on whether it would commercialize the humanoid robots it is developing. ''We're still just at a trial stage, having just set up a separate division to develop humanoid robots,'' a spokesman said. His comments follow a report in the Asahi newspaper that Japan's top automaker aimed to start selling robots that can help look after elderly people or serve tea to guests by 2010. Seiichi Sudo, a managing officer overseeing Toyota's robot division, has said he hoped to put the droid to use as a receptionist at some of the automaker's own facilities by 2010.

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Posted by Evan Derkacz at 10:48 AM on August 26, 2005. A Fox host broadcasts the address of a suspected terrorist -- it just happens to be wrong.
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