Forget about mechanized brakes, backup sensors, and even self-driving cars; Mitsubishi is stepping it up a notch with an actual robot employee at a couple of its Tokyo bank locations. Before completely automatic cars, will we get automatic people?
The humanoid robot is named Nao, and Nao speaks 19 languages. Thanks to camera eyes and microphone ears, Nao can both see and hear people, not only recognizing the meaning of the words but also analyzing their facial expressions.
Nao can even understand the subtle differences in tone of voice. So I wouldn’t take “that tone” with Nao, if I were you.
The first few of the Nao models are designed to test how effective the humanoid can be at branches, with Mitsubishi convinced that Nao can even handle tricky customers. If all goes well, the company will increase the Nao presence to most of their branches.
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