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Thursday, 28 March, 2002, 09:48 GMT
In pictures: Robots wow Japanese
The Japanese have been indulging their passion for the world of robotics at an exhibition in Yokohama. On display at the Robodex 2002 event are 72 new personal-use robots, constructed by 30 different Japanese companies and universities.

Robot dinosaur by Japanese electronic maker Omron and Japanese robot maker Tmsuk
This dinosaur-shaped home security robot is controlled via a third generation mobile phone

Robot guard dog T7S Type 2 developed by Sanyo
A more traditional look for Sanyo's robot guard dog which comes with a video camera and mobile phone

Japanese electronics giant Sony'sSDR-4X robots
Electronics giant Sony's new entertainment robots SDR-4X wowed the crowds with their dancing performances

Sony's prototype of the robot Q.taro, which stands for Quasi-stable, Travelling and Action Robot.
This voice-controlled robot from Sony is shaped like a ball to allow it to avoid obstacles

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"On display are over 70 robots built by 30 different companies"
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