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On February 23, Toyota Motor Corp. inaugurated the Woven City smart city at the foot of Mount Fuji in Japan.
The smart city will appear on the territory of the Toyota plant, which is no longer working as intended. The construction area is about 70 hectares. The company plans to simultaneously populate its smart city with 360 residents, including the company's employees. Subsequently, the population is planned to increase to two thousand.
The company plans to organize a fulfilling life in a smart city using solar panels, as well as fuel cells, which receive energy from the reaction of hydrogen with oxygen.
Toyota said it is building a "living laboratory" to test unmanned vehicles, robots, smart homes, and artificial intelligence.
Architect Bjarke Ingels was involved in the construction of the smart city. Previously, he designed the World Trade Center in New York, as well as Google's headquarters in California.
Panasonic has created a robotic cat for people who suffer from loneliness
The name of the robot is Nikobo, it does not have legs or wheels to move around the house on its own, but it can spin in place, nod its head and wave its tail. And if he is in a bad mood, he will start farting.