Japanese robot monitors observance of the mask mode

“Sorry to bother you, but please put on a mask,” says the little humanoid robot.

driving up to the buyer without a mask, in a demo video from the developers.

“Thanks for your understanding,” he says when the buyer agrees, bowing to him in gratitude.

The robot, nicknamed "Robovi," was installed in a sports store in Osaka during an experiment at the ATR Research Institute in Kyoto, which built an electronic clerk.

His camera and laser scanner calculatesvisitors without masks or when they stand too close together in line. In this case, the robot asks them to disperse. According to ATR, in addition to providing social distancing, Robovie can direct customers to the part of the store they want to go to.

Japan as a whole has had a relatively small outbreak of coronavirus, although the number of cases is increasing.

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