Taking about robots replacing us humans in daily life, it looks like it won’t be long before the friendly bartender at our neighborhood bar or pub turns robotic. Moriyama-san pointed us to an article by Robomedia2010 featuring this enterainment robot application developed by Eager in Osaka:
Of course, the system is just a concept mock-up at this point, but Eager has big plans. They envision bartenter installations with multiple female robot avatars serving up drinks, conversation, and flirting with the customers. Their research indicates that the concept will be a huge hit with male customers, ‘Otaku’ no doubt, in the 35 to 45 year old age group.