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Androids Detect Bad Breath, Smelly Feet
2013-05-09 05:00:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Japanese researchers have created two new automatons — a female humanoid and a dog robot — that alert those suffering from smelly body odor or bad breath, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported this week. The female robot, dubbed Kaori, resembles a woman's head and measures the operator's breath, declaring an "emergency" if it registers in the worst category. The dog robot, Shuntaro, growls when it detects stinky feet....


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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