My Orihime D, it weighs 20 kilograms and now serves as a waiter in & # 39; of & # 39 Cafe, Tokyo. It is a white robot & # 39; 1.20 meters working thanks to movements that person b & # 39; disability ordered by distance.
F & # 39; Tokyo is not uncommon to see robots serving the customer, but this is the first time that people with & # 39; disability took control & # 39; type & # 39; android allowing them to become waiters directing their homes every machine movement.
Three robots b & # 39; that name are functioning in the Akasaka neighborhood of & # 39; Tokyo today. Move between tables with precision and interact with the customer, who empathizes quickly. Each drink is worth a thousand ha (7.8 euros / 8.8 dollars).
But, at home, and after the movements thanks to camera and computer, man b & # 39; limitations & # 39; movement interacts with the customer, take notes and bring drinks to the table, as if it were a common waiter and current
It is the first cafe using remotely run robots than people with & # 39; severe physical disabilities, such lateral sclerosis amyotrophic (ALS), and will be open until 7 & # 39; November at the premises of the Nippon Foundation .
The developer & # 39; this robot, Kentaro Yoshifuji, say f & # 39; interview & # 39; Efe that for three and a half years could not go to school because he was physically weak, f & # 39; what extent they thought that "he wanted to have another body".
"If I had two or three bodies, have allowed body home, to have time with family", says Yoshifuji, and concluded that it is interested in artificial intelligence.
For ten years, having had a "loneliness" and "how difficult it is isolated feel without you & # 39; participate in society", the Yoshifuji engineer investigated as creating a body to facilitate social inclusion, jispjegah, which wassalh to this pioneering project.
At the opening of the establishment today there were three robots with & # 39; "Avatar" function, each managed by someone from a distance and his personal information you & # 39; read on laid paper in front of the machine.
One Orihime D is controlled by its computer Naoko, who suffers from myelitis, a disease that causes the spine inflammation and forced him ending in & # 39; wheelchair.
Now, Naoko find thanks to the robot mobility and freedom m & # 39; has the day to day, enabling him to perform the same functions as a waiter and integrate into society with & # 39; an easier way .
Other avatars are handled by Nozomi, who suffers from myopathy that causes chronic inflammation of the tendon and muscle weakness. Nozomi hopes that "in the future, the hope & # 39; all increased, using the & # 39; robots like Orihime D," says the program catalog.
For the moment is experimental cafe where both customers and workers should respond to a survey to assess "if it & # 39; to work" and "if the service is correct or not", says Yoshifuji.
B & # 39; this way, they decide whether they can expand this type of & # 39; cafes inside and outside the country and without forgetting the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be celebrated in & # 39; below two in the capital.
While some robots threatening to take people & # 39; away from work, the Orihime D are designed to generate more jobs in turn promote social inclusion without restrictions, conditions or physical barriers.
In short, as pointed Yoshifuji, is about "having another body".