A robot to combat loneliness

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Kentaro Yoshifuji is a serial inventor and developer of Orihime robot, which he built to help address the loneliness he felt as a child.

As part of the BBC’s Jumpstarting Japan series – meeting the Asian giant’s young entrepreneurs – Mariko Oi visited Kentaro who is now working on a keyboard for those with the motor neurone disease ALS.

 

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