Toyota Motors’ communication robot Kirobo Mini is equipped with artificial intelligence and a built-in camera. The robot is capable of recognizing the face of the person speaking to him and responding in unscripted conversation or even starting a chat.
Toyota Motors’ communication robot Kirobo Mini is equipped with artificial intelligence and a built-in camera. The robot is capable of recognizing the face of the person speaking to him and responding in unscripted conversation or even starting a chat. TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA AFP/Getty Images
Toyota Motors’ communication robot Kirobo Mini is equipped with artificial intelligence and a built-in camera. The robot is capable of recognizing the face of the person speaking to him and responding in unscripted conversation or even starting a chat. TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA AFP/Getty Images

Japan is testing robots as caregivers and companions. Could that work in the U.S.?

October 07, 2016 10:59 AM