Beta-Test Cafe in Tokyo Using Robots Remotely Controlled by People with Physical Disabilities

Published by , September 24, 2018 12:22 pm

(JapanTimes) Robots controlled by people with diseases such as Lou Gehrig’s disease will serve as waiters in a temporary cafe in Tokyo’s Akasaka district in November to show how machines can act as proxies for people with severe physical disabilities.
The 1.2-meter robots, which weigh 20 kg, will transmit video and audio over the internet so they can be directed from home through tablet and personal computers. “I want to create a world in which people who can’t move their bodies can work too,” said Kentaro Yoshifuji, CEO of Ory Lab. Inc., which developed the OriHime-D robots to be used by the cafe.

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