Robots To Replace Today's Human Companions?

Robots could replace real-world interaction.
Olga Kharif

Toshiba just unveiled its new robot, ApriAttenda, which can talk with its owners as well as follow the owners around by recognizing their voice and/or appearance in a crowd of people. The robot, as per Toshiba, brings us closer to the times when machines (and ApriAttenda looks super cute!) will function as our "life support partners", by caring for the elderly and babysitting the children.

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