Swiss scientists are preparing to unveil a humanoid robot which they say represents a future in which automotons co-exist naturally with people. Called "Roboy", the robot has been designed to function much like a person, for use as a helper in the factory or the home.
Reuters - Light News Video Online (Nov. 24, 2015) A humanoid robot that can gauge mood is the hightlight of the World Robot Exhibition in Beijing. Sharon Reich reports.
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