Toyota’s Cupholder Robot Could Keep You Safe on the Road

At the Tokyo Motor Show this week, a miniature version of the first talking robot in space was revealed. It can hitch a ride in your car with you, keeping you company while driving—and maybe keeping you safe, too.Meet Kirobo Mini. It’ll say stuff like “Oops!” if you slam on the brakes, or start talking if it senses a dip in the conversation.  On their website, Toyota says that the pipsqueak machine could be integrated into its vehicles to gather hours of driving data that suggest places for you to visit based on your mood and driving history, music to listen to, and other features that use big data.