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Hasn?t Gene Roddenberry already trod this very ground some fifty-odd years ago?
Sharp marketers invented the name Cocorobo by combining the Japanese words for ?heart? (kokoro) and ?robot?. The implication is clear, Cocorobo is more than just a robotic tool. It is something closer to the heart.
Neato Robotics, a start-up based in Silicon Valley, recently emerged as a new player in the consumer robotics market. The company grew out of a Stanford University business plan competition entry in 2005, in which two students developed a concept for a self-localizing multifunctional floor cleaning robot.