Kirobo, a robot that talks

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Humanoid communication robot Kirobo during its press unveiling in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

Humanoid communication robot Kirobo during its press unveiling in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

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Humanoid communication robots, Kirobo, bottom left, and Mirata, bottom right, are held by Tomotaka Takahashi, left, CEO of Robo Garage Co. and project associate professor from the University of Tokyo, and Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager from Toyota Motor Corp., during a press unveiling in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

Humanoid communication robots, Kirobo, bottom left, and Mirata, bottom right, are held by Tomotaka Takahashi, left, CEO of Robo Garage Co. and project associate professor from the University of Tokyo, and Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager from Toyota Motor Corp., during a press unveiling in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

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Humanoid communication robot Kirobo, center, talks with Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager from Toyota Motor Corp., during a press unveiling in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

Humanoid communication robot Kirobo, center, talks with Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager from Toyota Motor Corp., during a press unveiling in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

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Humanoid communication robot Kirobo, left, talks with Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager from Toyota Motor Corp., during a press unveiling in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

Humanoid communication robot Kirobo, left, talks with Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager from Toyota Motor Corp., during a press unveiling in Tokyo. (AP Photo)

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Japan's Tokyo University robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi demonstrates a humanoid robot Kirobo which reacts to Takahashi's voice and speaks with gestures in Tokyo. (AFP Photo)

Japan's Tokyo University robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi demonstrates a humanoid robot Kirobo which reacts to Takahashi's voice and speaks with gestures in Tokyo. (AFP Photo)

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Humanoid communication robot Kirobo talks to Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager in the Product Planning Group of Toyota Motor Corp, during its unveiling in Tokyo. (Reuters)

Humanoid communication robot Kirobo talks to Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager in the Product Planning Group of Toyota Motor Corp, during its unveiling in Tokyo. (Reuters)

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Japanese Tokyo University robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi chats with humanoid robot Kirobo (R) and back-up robot Mirata in Tokyo. (AFP Photo)

Japanese Tokyo University robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi chats with humanoid robot Kirobo (R) and back-up robot Mirata in Tokyo. (AFP Photo)

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Japanese auto giant Toyota Motor engineer Fuminori Kataoka chats with humanoid robot Kirobo in Tokyo. (AFP Photo)

Japanese auto giant Toyota Motor engineer Fuminori Kataoka chats with humanoid robot Kirobo in Tokyo. (AFP Photo)

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