Novel Robot Speaks and Acts Out Ancient Texts

Posted 1 Aug 2008 at 15:46 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Robot designers at Kyoto University's Robo-Garage have developed a robot specifically for reading ancient Japanese Novels. While producing audio for your listening pleasure, the one-foot tall Murasaki-bot makes automated gestures to enhance the impact of timeless stories. While only a Japanese-speaking prototype at this point, the English-speaking world is anxiously awaiting a model to deliver Harry Potter and other not-so-ancient texts.

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