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Dutch people not in favour of humanoid robots

Most Dutch people feel that the ideal social robot should not resemble a human being too much, as is the case with robots currently being produced in Japan. People do expect a robot to have certain human traits, but the distinction ...

dateJul 08, 2015 in Robotics
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Japan's tobacco habit runs into court challenge

(AP) -- One plaintiff is a cancer patient. Another is represented by his widow. The third, has emphysema and rolls into the courtroom on a wheelchair with tubes trailing out of his nose. The three Japanese are waging a minnow-vs.-whale ...

dateAug 02, 2009 in Health
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