About robots, robot development
and those who make it happen


  • Type, Locomotion:
  • Humanoid
  • Released:
  • 2009


  • Waseda University developed Ninomiya-kun as a way of fighting illiteracy among other robots. This robot can read books out loud and recognizes nearly 2,300 Japanese characters. It has a built-in camera, and character recognition software allows it to easily translate texts into voice information.

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