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Video: Household Robots in Japan

The following Japanese news report showcases some of the household robots being developed in Japan. First up is Toshiba’s ApriPoco, which learns to control home appliances such as your television. After the learning process is completed, you can simply issue verbal commands and ApriPoco will perform the desired option.  Great for people who have trouble with their collection of remote controls.  Hopefully Toshiba is still working on this cute little bot.  Next up we see motorized furniture that moves on demand, which should be useful to people who can’t lift or move them on their own. And finally a quick tour of Tokyo University’s IRT Lab, and some of their household robots and robotic wheelchair.


[source: Nippon News Network (JP)]