Thursday, December 01, 2005

Robot Clerk Offers Shoppers Guidance

According to Japan Today, the supermarket store chain Aeon has started using robot clerks on a trial basis.

The Enon robot can greet the customers and give them suggestions. It proudly carries a display on its chest to give full details.

"The 130-cm-tall robot, co-developed by Fujitsu Frontech Ltd and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd, started reception duties "as a shop clerk" at Aeon's shopping center in Yachiyo, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, the retailer said. Projecting moving images on its breast display panel, the robot can explain new products, while providing guidance to various corners and sections of the store."

In the past, Walmart has denied that they will use robots in their stores.


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