Japanese airport offers robo-assistants to help travelers find their way

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The variety of tasks which robots now undertake is mind-boggling from cooking fresh meals from a menu in under 5 minutes to checking in baggage at the airport to providing bespoke physiotherapy. Now, Hitachi are trialling a new humanoid robot which will guide lost travelers around airports Launched at Haneda airport in Tokyo, the Hitachi EMIEW3 currently speaks in English and Japanese. It offers spoken guidance, as well as more information via an info display system which is installed next to the counter. The robot travels around the airport at a steady 3.7mph and can even pick itself up if it falls…

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