They guide visitors, chat with clients, play the violin, clean homes and even ferry patients around in a hospital. Meet Toyota's new breed of robots, which are expected to go mainstream, as early as 2010.
When Mitsubishi (the company that makes the robots), was looking to hire out its Wakamaru robot earlier this year, they had no doubt it would find a job immediately. They were right, not one but ten of its Wakamaru robots were instantly employed by a temporary staffing agency in Japan.
When the crew of Shuttle Discovery left for space on Tuesday, October 23rd, they knew that their work at the International Space Station was going to be challenging. However, they could have never anticipated (expected), the unexpected challenge they had to overcome. Read on for Discovery's adventure in Space.