Welcome To The Future: Robot Bell Boys

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We mentioned a little over a week ago that Hitachi’s EMIEW robot was scheduled to put in an appearance at the Sheraton hotel near Disneyland here in Tokyo. Because of a calendar double-booking we couldn’t make it to see what’s going on, but thankfully the crew at AkihabaraNews did manage to catch the demonstration on HD video. . .


The AkihabaraNews team managed to capture the whole 5+ minute demo on video for us, they also posted some interesting photos on their blog (see link below).

For example, EMIEW seems to have sprouted a brand new, bright red nose. It wasn’t there when they shot the promotional photos for the event ? we checked.

The video really shows off the robot talking, obeying instructions, giving guidance, and zooming around on it’s Segway like wheels. Its stability and speed are definitely impressive.


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 EMIEW is really a quick learner. Here he’s learning
 how to thumb his nose at nasty hotel visitors.

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  Hmmm, this earlier promotional photo clearly
  shows no noses on EMIEW.

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 EMIEW is roughly the size of an elementary school
 child.

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Related links:

AkihabaraNews Report & Video (Japanese)

Background On EMIEW's hotel appearance (English)

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