Mini companion robot from Toyota, Kirobo

Matome Technology
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 at 23:27
Kirobo Mini is introduced as a "baby robot", that has the capabilities to have emotional connection with the owner. This robot is dedicated to be astronauts' companion during their long journey to the outer space.
Mini Kirobo
Mini Kirobo
According to the chief designer of Kirobo Mini, Fuminori Kataoka, this robot is purposely designed to look like a baby. He explained that Kirobo Mini likes to talk, and can't stabilize itself, just like a baby. Kirobo Mini can also recognize the face of the owner.
Kirobo with Fuminori Kataoka
Kirobo with Fuminori Kataoka
Source: NewsOK
【TOYOTA】KIROBO mini (キロボミニ) CONCEPT MOVIE
Source: Youtube
あなたのそばに。ココロのそばに。 いつも寄り添うコミュニケーションパートナー KIROBO mini。 ついにこの冬、みなさまの元にやってきます。 もしあなたの生活にKIROBO miniがいたら、どのような存在になるでしょう? ぜひそんなことをイメージしながら、ご覧ください。 詳しくはホームページもチェック! http://toyota.jp/kirobo_mini/
The world's biggest car company will sell its Kirobo Mini robot, first announced at last year's Tokyo Motor Show, sometime in 2017 for 39,800 yen in Japan — about $400.
Source: The Verge
TOYOTA KIROBO mini
Source: Youtube
To operate, the Kirobo Mini requires a connection to a smartphone via Bluetooth, and a $3 per month subscription service.

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