His name is OriHime-D, he is 20 kilometers away and from today he is a serving as a cafe at a Tokyo shop (Japan). It is a bright white robot device of 1.20 meters that works, and thank the motions a disabled person has; distance order.
Ann Japan It is not unusual to see robots that serve users, but this is the first time people with a disability have control of a kind of Android that allows them to become attendees guide their homes every move of the device.
There are three robots that name working in the Akasaka district of Tokyo today. They move between the records in detail and interact with the client, who is make sympathy fast. Each drink costs a thousand years (7.8 experience / 8.8 dollars).
But at home, and follow the motions that are going on; supporting camera and computer, a person with transition restrictions interacts with the client, and notes and notes; Bring the drinks to his table, as if he were a regular and current attendant
This is the first café that's going to; The use of robots run to the pace of people with severe physical disabilities, such as lateral atleotrophic sclerosis (ALS), and will be open until November 7th in the Nippon Foundation building.
The developer of this toolkit, Kentaro Yoshifuji, said in an interview with Efe that he was unable to go to school for three and a half years because he was physically weak, and at that time he thought that He "wants to have another body".
"If I had two or three bodies, I could leave a body at home, I had time with the family," said Yoshifuji, and he decided he was interested in artificial knowledge.
For ten years, after getting "isolation" and "how hard it is to be a remote feeling without being able to participate in society," Yoshifuji engineer analyzes how to create a body that is Helps social inclusion, it is the definition of this original project.
At the station's opening today there were three robots with an "avatar" function, each one driven by someone from a distance and the personal information can be read on a card on the front of the machine.
One of the OriHime-D is controlled by its Naoko computer, which suffers from myelitis, a disease that causes a blast of disease; backbone and positioning in a wheelchair.
Now, Naoko thanks to the moving device and the free movement that he does not have a day-to-day basis, which allows him to do the same tasks as an attendant and to & # 39; bringing into society more easily.
Nozomi deals with another one of the avatars, who is a suffering from disorders that cause continuous muscle and weak muscle burning. Nozomi hopes that there will be an increase in the hope of everyone in the future, using robots such as the OriHime-D, "says the catalog of their program.
For now, it is a testamentary café in which both consumers and staff need to respond to surveys to evaluate "if it works" and "whether the The service is right or not, "said Yoshifuji.
In this way, they decide that they can expand this type of café inside and outside the country and not to lose sight of the Olympic and Paralympic Games that will be in less than two years in the & n; capital city.
Although some of the robots that cause people to be removed from work, the OriHime-D is designed to create more jobs that are dependent on social inclusion without restrictions, physical circumstances or barriers.
In a short time, as Yoshifuji maintains, it is about "holding another body".
Ainara Cacho / EFE