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The MyPal Robot is a friendly companion for young children. It has two versions, one shaped like a cute boy and the other a pretty girl. MyPal moves through wheels in the base. There is a six inch tablet on its chest that runs the Android operating system and enables the android community to develop applications for MyPal. An important feature is support for natural language dialog designed for children.

MyPal has four major capabilities:

Entertainment: MyPal is a playmate for the child that can tell stories, play games like tic-tac-toe, sing songs, dance, and much more.

Education: MyPal can teach children languages such as Chinese and English with its speech capability and provide educational programs on its tablet screen.

Social Networking: Through MyPal a child can video chat with his/her friends and access other social networking functions suitable for children

Parent monitoring: Parents can remotely control MyPal and monitor their child's safety and activities on their smartphone.

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