A cafe where the robot waiters are remote-piloted by paralyzed people

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Dawn ver.? is a Tokyo cafe in Akasaka where all the table service is performed by 120 cm tall OriHime-D robots that are piloted by people who are paralyzed and work from home; it was inspired by a fictional cafe in the 2008 anime Time of Eve.

? This video shows how an ALS patient, unable to speak, can use his eyes to type messages that can then be spoken by the OriHime-D robot.

? And here another paralyzed man using a OriHime-D serves a coffee.

Cafe opens in Tokyo staffed by robots controlled by paralyzed people [Master Blaster/Sora News 24]

(via Four Short Links)

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