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VIDEO | These robots can send, receive email, dance Gangnam style

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And best of all, these robots--called the NAO H25--are now available in the Philippines, its distributor, Hytec Power Inc. said. 

Since the robotos are Wi-Fi enabled, they can help seniors send and receive email, Engineer Eric Soliman, Hytec Power, Inc. President, told InterAksyon.com. 

The robots can read out emails they receive, Soliman said, adding that replies can be sent the other way around. Users--especially senior citizens--can "verbalize" their replies to the robots which will, in turn, transcribe them and send them. 

"Puede niyo lang sabihin ang gusto niyong reply, para siyang parrot, kung ano ang gusto niyo sabihin, yun ang sasabihin niya sa email," Soliman said. 

(The robot will just be like a parrot. You can just verbalize your reply and this will be repeated in an email message.)

These robots can also accelerate the learning curve and enhance creativity. 

Children can further develop their appreciation of STEM or Science, Technology, Electronics and Mathematics.

For her part, Hytec Power's tranining manager Cherilyn Vergara-Blay said that the Philippines should "produce a lot of engineers to help develop future industries and boost our competitiveness in the electronics, robotics, engineering, marine and space technology."

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