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Friday, December 19, 2003

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage: Robots the new jogging companions?
Thu 18 December, 2003 08:03
By Edwina Gibbs

TOKYO (Reuters) - He may not be able to give you a run for your money but one quick step for Sony's Qrio humanoid robot is one big step for robots in general.
Electronics and entertainment giant Sony said on Thursday that it had developed the world's first running -- okay, jogging -- robot.
'All around the world, universities and think tanks have been researching how to make robots run but we are pleased to announce that we have done it first,' Toshi Doi, an executive vice president at Sony told a news conference on Thursday.