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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Wakamaru - Robots For Sale

三菱ロボット - ワカマル
Wakamaru at Expo 2005
The Wakamaru robot that has been on display at the Aichi Expo will go on commercial sale next month.

The one-meter tall humanoid robot produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries can recognise and communicate with up to 10 different people and understand approximately 10,000 words. Wakamaru will be marketed as a house-sitter/guard cum secretary.

Wakamaru is powered by rechargeable batteries and moves on wheels. The new models will be available in a selection of colors and the 30kg robot, which can be linked to mobile phones, will retail for for about 14,280 USD.

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