It won't walk, run, or talk in that high-pitched anime voice. But you can hug it!
robots in Japan
Instead of giving you directions or controlling your music, Kirobo Mini is a conversation partner that helps you stay awake and aware.
The latest robot companion from Japan craves attention, like a cross between a Tamagotchi and one of those dolls from home economics class.
Tech in Asia visited Tokyo's biggest DIY convention to give you a glimpse of Japan's homemade robots, drones, 3D printers, and more.
From Gundam to ASIMO, Japan is a country obsessed with robots - especially those with a humanoid aesthetic.