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Photo: Robot ITR surfs the Internet

The new humanoid gadget from Japan's Speecys is designed to download content such as news, quizzes and commercial programming.
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The new robot ITR, from Japanese robotics venture Speecys, is a kind of humanoid Internet kiosk--it's designed to download online content such as news, quizzes and commercial programming. Seen here in the company of Speecys CEO Tomoaki Kasuga, the 3-pound, 1-foot-high gadget is expected to become available to developers in May, priced at 500,000 yen ($4,200), and to consumers in September, priced at 190,000 yen ($1,600). It was unveiled in Tokyo on Monday.

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