Qrio is presented in the US
October 13th, 2003

After a successful introduction in Japan last month, Qrio–Sony’s cute little robot–was presented for the first time in North America, last Saturday.

Qrio–a toddler-sized machine in an aluminum sleeper and a space helmet–can navigate an obstacle course, right itself after a fall, sense heat and surfaces, recognize people through their voice or face, and respond with gestures or words to questions.

The demonstration which happened at a Japan Society of Northern California fund raiser, included, among others, George Lucas, Palm Source CEO David Nagel and Sun Microsystems founder Scott McNealy.

Qrio stands for Quest + cuRIOsity and is pronounced as “curio”.


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