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Meet Cocotto, the rolling robot who can help raise children02:33

Meet Cocotto, the rolling robot who can help raise children

Japan, Chiba
October 3, 2017 at 20:12 GMT -00:00 · Published

During the CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) Japan 2017 exhibition in Chiba on Tuesday, Panasonic showcased its latest invention, a spherical shaped robot that goes by the name Cocotto, designed as an "educational companion" for children.The child-care robot is able to understand children and conduct simple conversations with them, while helping them develop basic abilities, like eating and going to the bathroom.The device can be controlled remotely by parents through a mobile application.According to Kento Ogawa, staff engineer at Home Appliances Development Center, Panasonic Corporation, "this robot can help children in a spontaneous growth by using the conversation and play."

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During the CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) Japan 2017 exhibition in Chiba on Tuesday, Panasonic showcased its latest invention, a spherical shaped robot that goes by the name Cocotto, designed as an "educational companion" for children.The child-care robot is able to understand children and conduct simple conversations with them, while helping them develop basic abilities, like eating and going to the bathroom.The device can be controlled remotely by parents through a mobile application.According to Kento Ogawa, staff engineer at Home Appliances Development Center, Panasonic Corporation, "this robot can help children in a spontaneous growth by using the conversation and play."

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