Vietnam's first server robot displayed at Automatica expo

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TOPIO Dio, the first server robot developed by a Vietnamese company, made its appearance at the leading automation trade show Automatica in Germany last week.

The human-shaped robot, 1.25 meters tall and weighing 45 kilograms, can serve food and drinks at restaurants and bars. It moves on three wheels and can avoid obstacles in its path, the VnExpress website reported Saturday.

TOPIO Dio was developed by the TOSY Company, based on technology that the company previously used for TOPIO, a robot that could play table tennis.

Ho Vinh Hoang, TOSY General Director, said last year that his company was determined to bring Vietnamese robots to foreign markets even though it's not an easy task.

Automatica 2010, a four-day event which ended Friday, attracted 700 companies from the global automation industry. Approximately 31,000 people visited the show.

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