Ninomiya-kun Japanese Robot Reads Books Out Loud

Posted Jun 18, 2009

Ninomiya-kun is a robot that was designed by Japanese researchers at the Waseda University.  The robot is 3.2 feet tall and has the ability to read text out loud.  The robot uses the camera to read the text and then parses it with OCR software, then synthesizes it with voice.  The vocabulary of the robot is slightly limited, but the researchers are working on making the robot’s vocubalary more extensive.  Check out the video after the break.

[via Pink Tentacle/Engadget]