Overheard: Word of the Day

Oct 23 2007   6:39PM GMT

Overheard: Robot vendors just don’t know their audience

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

ri-man.jpg “I have seen several articles in the foreign media, including a notable one by The Economist, state that one of the driving factors behind Japan’s research and development in the robotics field was due to the fact that elderly Japanese people would rather be taken care of by a robot than a foreigner. This is hogwash, of course.”

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