Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I was in NYC's Uniqlo store in SOHO and saw the Wakamaru Robot. Amazing. THe thing talked... not to people with accents though (racist!). I was able to ask it questions like the time but when some tourists rolled up and tried to holler... no love. LOL.
I walked by and it's head turned. I turned and it looked up right at me. AMAZING! I need to get one of these. I wonder if it knows how to do tech packs.

The Wakamaru Project was designed by Toshiyuki Kita and developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), wakamaru’s capabilities include eye contact, basic conversation, ability to recognize people and greet them, voice recognition, and basic arm movements.