Welcome to the future

Toshiba's got a humanoid robot that can speak in sign language. Yep, you read that right.

2020. That’s the year we could very well have walking, talking robots as companions in our homes. If Toshiba’s timeline is accurate, the “communication humanoids” (as the company is calling them) will be available to assist “[the] elderly and people with dementia, to offer telecounseling in natural speech, communicate through sign language and allow healthcare workers or family members to keep an eye on elderly people.”

But for now, we’ll just have to make do with the fact they can only do sign language. What are we saying? That’s still pretty awesome. It’s a little hard to get over the creepiness of it all, but we’ll get used to the new species, just like we got used to having strangers in a box in our homes way back when we got sucked into television.

Via Yahoo Tech