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Sony works on housekeeping robot that can cook

Partnership with Carnegie Mellon taps AI expertise for learning chores

The developers intend to use technology Sony devised for the Aibo robotic dog. (Photo by Hisashi Iwato)

TOKYO -- Sony has partnered with Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S. to develop a self-learning household robot in a bid to capture the lead in a nascent growth market.

The Japanese-American team will use control and propulsion technology that Sony devised while developing the Aibo canine robot. Development of the housekeeping robot will begin with cooking tasks and carrying objects.

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