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Bilingual robot introduced in Qatar
University's 'roboreceptionist' can answer the phone and give directions in English and Arabic.
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 09:37

Taking human and robot interaction to a new level, researchers at the University of Carnegie Mellon in Doha, Qatar's capital, have created a prototype of a bilingual robot that can effectively communicate with people.

The "roboreceptionist" at the university that can answer the phone, give directions to rooms on campus and even help provide people with information on the weather in both English and Arabic.

Bhanu Bhatnagar reports from Doha.

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