Floor-cleaning DVD player

Yoichi Takamoto, president of Japanese robot manufacturer Tmsuk, unveils a new guide and floor-cleaning robot, the RIDC-01, at a press preview in Tokyo yesterday. The robot can recognize human voices and is also equipped with a projector on its head, on which it can display DVD movies or information. It is 1.3m tall and weighs 100kg, and carries a ?10 million (US$85,000) price tag.Nov 27, 2005

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