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Another Robot Receptionist

By: kyosuke0603 - Published:   Updated: May 10 2011 • References: robot.watch.impress.co.jp & plasticbamboo
The Tokyo University of Science has another breakthrough on the development of robot interactions with human. SAYA receptionist robot, featured at a recent robotics forum in Tokyo, is capable of spouting 300 words/700 phrases from her speaker-bra and capable of contorting her face into a number of different expressions, including, happy, sad, anger, and surprised.

Implications - Since technology is growing more powerful every day, many people are worried about eventually losing their job to robots. The featured article shows a glimpse of the future and what could possibly be coming. Many robots have already been introduced in the medical field and are being used to perform advanced operations every day. Eventually robotics could become human aids that are deeply relied upon.

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