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10. 22. 2004

4.1 Million Domestic Robots in 2007?

The 2004 World Robotics Survey, conducted by the United Nations, predicts that by the end of the year 2007, there will be 4.1 million domestic robots in use doing household chores and providing entertainment. Right now the number is 607,000. I love how thoughtful this little boy looks, like he's not at all sure he wants Irobi (that's really its name) the "Family Robot" to become his companion. The Irobi, just announced by Korean Yujin Robotics, can act as a security guard, read stories, and deliver messages.

Sony's robot dog, Aibo, just released in version ERS-7M2 (sounds cuddly) has been selling well all over the world.
From BBC News.

Posted by Mia    Category: current affairs
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