Toyota has announced plans to introduce the creepy Kirobo Mini at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Toyota has announced plans to introduce the creepy Kirobo Mini at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Described as a "compact-sized communication partner," the Kirobo Mini is designed to be a road-side companion that communicates with people through expressions and gestures.  Toyota says it was created with the goal of "bringing smiles to their faces through daily exchanges that chart the course of an evolving relationship."

Toyota didn't have much else to say about the robot but it apparently speaks Japanese and uses the same technology as the company's Kirobo astronaut robot.

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