Wed, 05 Feb 2003 15:37:48 GMT

Finally, a helper robot.

wakamaru.jpgA new robot from Mitsubishi designed to care for the elderly:

The robot is equipped with functions to help elderly people and those in poor health send an alarm to hospitals, security firms and relatives when an emergency happens.

The Wakamaru responds to voice commands, and has a 10,000 word vocabulary (all Japanese, of course), and goes on sale next year.


hmm, i wonder whether one could use these in an office setting? the best thing about technology like this is that it can be repurposed with little effort.