Robot as 'intelligent companion'
Helps with everyday tasks
Where robots are concerned, it's always seemed to make sense that tasks would become increasingly specific. Whether it beor , researchers have traditionally worked to to make them more valuable.
In Japan, however, we've detected a trend toward bots geared toward more everyday tasks, such as Chapit" is programmed to recognize individuals and voice commands. That, as they say, is nothing to .--perhaps to help that country's . To that end, Japan's Raytron has developed a small "intelligent companion" that can help with such basic things as flipping light switches or turning on the telly, according to Akihabara News. In keeping with its true helper nature, the "