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What does the wakamaru robot do? Improve. In: Robotics One definition of robot is "artificial agent" (a better definition is in the link below).

Wakamaru is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Wakamaru books and related discussion.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review Vol.43 No.1 (2006)
the world's first communication robot "wakamaru"(1) that is capable of living with a family and sold to users living in the 23 wards of Tokyo.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review Vol.42 No.1 (2005)
veloping the home-use robot "wakamaru" as a robot that lives with people(1).
The march of robots into our lives
Printable Daily Performance Schedule 07282010
"Wakamaru" Robot. Demonstration. 16:30.
AI in the News
nap. And, as the first robot to hold a simple conversation, based on 10000 words, Mitsubishi claims Wakamaru will banish loneliness.” The Cyborg Evolution.

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Marvels for all seasons
Unfortunately Wakamaru, as he is called, responds only to commands and questions in Japanese. But he smiles in red and blue lights that tell us he is happy to see us.
CULTURESCAPES / Robot revolution: Significant otherness in Japan
Paro has none of the hard surfaces characteristic of other would-be companion robots like, for example, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' Wakamaru.
Ten Movies That Predicted the Future
In Japan, consumers can buy the Wakamaru, a human-size robot that can be used as a supplemental caretaker, house-sitter or, for the kid in us, pal.

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Wakamaru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wakamaru is a Japanese domestic robot made by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, primarily intended to provide companionship to elderly and disabled people.
Wakamaru Bot at Your Service
"wakamaru" | Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
wakamaru is a communication robot developed by MHI. Information on wakamaru rental service is listed. Movies are also available.
New York - Tokyo wakamaru @ Uniqlo on CW11's Totally Tamsen
Oct 16, 2008 Totally Tamsen, a regular feature on the CW11 news, is all about showcasing some of the coolest goings-on in NYC.
Wakamaru Robot Companion
Mitsubishi's Wakamaru robot will provide companionship and function as a caretaker and house sitter.

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