Robots Enter The Mainstream

Takashimaya, one of Japan’s largest department stores, just finished refurbishing the Gifu store near Nagoya. As a part of the redesign, they have added a robot section along side the bookstore.

 A good portion of the 1,650 bookstore floorspace has been devoted to working robots, kits, and books on robotics. This represents a significant shift in the marketing of hobby and personal robotics, moving them away from speciality stores like the Akihabara electronics district in Tokyo, and into mainstream department stores. 

Takashimaya Robot Section

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