Surrounded by a pack of photographers, the 58-centimer-tall (23-inch-tall) silver robot with glowing eyes walked slowly up to a microphone, stopped, waved and muttered, ``All this attention is making me nervous.''
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Sony's humanoid robot, called Qrio, uses software that changes text into an
electronic voice. It took up its new challenge with gusto, delivering a couple
of lines for an episode of ``Astro Boy,'' a weekly TV show from Sony Pictures
Entertainment, set to start airing in the United States Saturday.
QRIO, which stands for ``quest for curiosity,'' isn't for sale.
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