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Robot childminder goes into production

by Futures Centre, Nov 17
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The iPal robot from Avatar Mind can sing, dance, talk, play rock paper scissors and reportedly entertain children for hours at a time. It can also provide a remote video link for absent parents via a touchscreen in its chest. According to Jiping Wang, Avatar Mind’s founder, it is an ideal companion to keep children aged three to eight occupied for “a couple of hours” without adult supervision and perfect for the time when children arrive home from school a few hours before their parents get off work. The iPal is already in production in China, where consumers will be able to buy it by the end of the year, and there are plans to sell it in the US next year.

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