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Photo: Samurai robot

What do robots want? For one biped machine in Tokyo, colorful ancient garb seems to do trick.
By Bill Detwiler, Contributor on
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Kiyomori

Someday, robots may have high aspirations that rival or even surpass those of their human creators--to write the Great American Novel, for instance, or put an end to world hunger. This one, a biped walking robot named Kiyomori sporting samurai attire, seems content to be a mannequin at a Tokyo department store.

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