Move Over, Aibo

Japanese fans of Hello Kitty will be able to get a robot of their favorite character in November.
The 400,000 yen (about $3,700) toy will have similar capabilities to the Sony Aibo. The robotic Kitty will recognize and remember up to 10 faces, identify voices, hold conversations” and even sing, according to its manufacturers, which include Business Design Laboratory, NEC System Technology and Futaba Industrial. Business Design Laboratory, based in Nagoya, Japan, has created some of the world’s most sophisticated robots.
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