Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) is going to unleash the next generation of humanoid robot, aka android, on October 29. The robot can observe and store its surroundings in 3D thus, enabling it to remember... forever. This includes people. The bot can even learn nonverbal cues or body-language and then, mimic these actions. Keep your eyes open for this one...
Implications - Though technological breakthroughs are currently abundant, consumers are still only interested in the pragmatic interactions between themselves and the latest gadgets. It's important for companies to remember and obsess over customer relations and user experiences as it is, in the end, the consumers that will dictate whether a corporation is successful or a failure.
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