Kaori-chan and Shuntaru-kun assess their owner's bodily odors with snide remarks.

Japanese robot manufacturer CrazyLabo and Kitakyushu National College of Technology have come out with two robots, a female human and a dog, that can tell you without mincing words if your breath or feet smell bad.

Kaori-chan, which looks like a blue-eyed brunette female head on a box, analyzes people's breath when they breathe in her face. She is designed to quantify the components found in their breath and assesses the smell on a scale from one to four. If she finds a person's breath good, she says, ‘It smells like citrus!' If her evaluation of the person's breath is less than stellar, her remarks can range from ‘Yuck! You have bad breath!' to ‘No way! I can't stand it.' If the person's breath is in the worst category, her response is ‘Emergency! There’s an emergency taking place!'

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