Date: 2005 May 21 11:08
Posted by Davie
According to Japan Today, Toshiba announced on Friday the development of two robots that the company defined as being "a life support partner".
A feature of one of the new robots is the ability to recognize a registered individual and to follow him/her from place to place even among groups of people. The Robot is 90cms tall and has a wheel underneath. It can also calculate the individual’s position from a real-life landscape of fixed objects and moving people. Another feature is the ability to detect the colour and texture of the person's clothes.
The other Robot is 43cm tall and its features include six microphones that can distinguish particular voices simultaneously coming from as many people from multiple directions. The robot can respond to numerous commands after interaction through the speakers.