Toyota’s $400 Friend: A Robot Small Enough to Fit in Cup Holders

  • Automaker plans to sell Kirobo Mini robot across Japan in 2017
  • Kirobo orbited for 18 months at International Space Station

Kirobo Mini.

Source: Toyota Motor Corp.

Toyota Motor Corp. took one giant leap for robot-kind by launching the first humanoid into space to converse with astronauts. Now, it’s taking one small step toward commercializing robots for the masses.

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