Its name is OriHime-D, with a weight of 20 kilos and nowadays it is involved in a cafe in Tokyo.Japan). It is a white robot with a height of 1.20 meters, thanks to the remotely moving movements of disablement.
in Japan It's not uncommon for the customer service robots, but this is not the first time that Android controlling people controlling everything, so that all machine movements can drive home-based servers.
With that name, three robots work today in the Akasaka neighborhood of Tokyo. They move between tables accurately and interact with the client, quickly with empathy. Each drink serves a thousand yen (7.8 euros / 8.8 dollars).
But at home, and following the movements of a camera and a computer, it manages the limitations of movement with the customer interacting with the client, taking notes and carrying drinks to the table, as if it were an ordinary server. current
The first cafe running in the cabin is people with severe illnesses from a distance, such as the amyotrophic side sclerosis (ALS), and will be on November 7 at the Nippon Foundation building.
The creator of this robot, Kentaro Yoshifuji, says in an interview with Efe that he had not gone to school for three and a half years, because he was physically weak and "thought he wanted another body".
"If I had two or three bodies, I would leave a body at home, so we can have time with the family," says Yoshifuji, and may be interested in artificial intelligence.
He has spent ten years as "loneliness" and "after being insolvent in a socially inseparable way", Yoshifuji engineer investigated to create a body that facilitates social inclusion. This pioneering project.
Currently, at the inauguration of the establishment, the robot had a function of three "avatar", each one was read by a remote and can be read on a card that places its personal information in front of the machine.
OriHime-One is controlled by Naoko's computers, which suffers myelitis, which has an illness that causes swelling of the spinal cord and ends in a wheelchair.
Naoko now thanks the robot for its mobility and freedom that does not make it work for the same server and make it easier to integrate in society.
Avaric is administered by another Nozomi, which affects chronic muscular myopathy that causes swelling and muscle weakness. Nozomi expects that "in the future, everyone's expectations will increase, with robots like OriHime-D," says the program's catalog.
For now, it is an experimental cafe, so clients and staff can respond to questionnaires to evaluate whether they can be "operated" and "service correct," says Yoshifujik.
In this way, they can expand this type of cafe inside and outside the country, and the Olympic and Paralympic Games that will take place less than two years will be lost.
While some robots threaten those who work away, OriHime-D are designed to create new jobs, which in turn facilitates social inclusion without restriction, without physical conditioning or conditioning.
In short, as Yoshifuji says, it is "having another body".
Ainara Cacho / EFE