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Does Toyota dream of robotic housekeepers?

Business / Tech Dec 27, 2018

Does Toyota dream of robotic housekeepers?

by Kevin Buckland

Toyota Motor Corp. has sold enough cars to put one outside every Japanese home. Now it wants to put robots inside those homes. Well-known for its automated assembly lines, Toyota envisions a not-so-far-off future in which robots transcend the factory and become commonplace in homes ...

Lawson tests fried chicken-dispensing robot in Tokyo

Business / Tech Dec 11, 2018

Lawson tests fried chicken-dispensing robot in Tokyo

Major convenience store chain Lawson Inc. began experimenting Tuesday with a hot-and-ready food-dispensing robot that looks like its famous mascot, Karaage-kun, at an outlet in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo. Karaage refers to Japanese fried chicken. The robot, Dekitate (ready-to-eat) Karaage-kun Robo, can prepare food quickly as ...