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Domestic service robots. At left is a SmartPal robot from the Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Japan. It is picking up display components from another Yaskawa robot, the Motoman. A SmartGuide robot (also from Yaskawa) is in the background at upper right. These robots are on display at IREX 2007, the International Robot Exhibition held in Japan. Organised by the Japan Robot Association (JARA), IREX is the largest robotics trade show in the world, showcasing the latest in robot technology. In 2007, the exhibition had over 1000 booths, and took place from 28th November to 1st December, at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center.
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