Monday, June 12, 2006

Robot Begins Grocery Store Job

Fujitsu Robot Enon began working as a sales helper in the grocery department of Jusco department store in Oita city in southern Japan recently. For now, the robot will be working only part time on the weekend.

Enon will guide shoppers around the store and help them carry their groceries. She can also show helpful advertisments on the display screen on her chest.

The job opportunity for robot helpers was announced by Jusco's parent compnay Aeon back in December. The best candidate was Enon (Exciting Nova On Network) which was released for sale in September 2005 by Fujitsu Laboratories and Fujitsu Frontech.

Walmart has denied the rumor that they will be hiring robot helpers after it was reported that they were employing one to assist handicapped shoppers in a store in Utah.


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