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Robot Teleoperation for Everyone

[Nara, Japan] In a televised demonstration at the Nara City Tourist Information Center on December 15th, researchers at ATR's Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories unveiled a prototype system enabling elderly operators to control a conversational robot over the internet. Laboratory director Norihiro Hagita explained that the target of the system is to enable people with limited mobility, such as retirees or parents raising young children, to easily engage in part-time work using teleoperated robots.

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Robovie II helps elderly customers in a supermarket

Researchers at the ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication
Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan have recently developed a proof-of-concept
system showcasing the capabilities of ubiquitous networked robot
systems for social robotics applications targeted towards assisting the

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