How Japan is Coping with Shrinking Work force?
Japan is not only the first Land to see Sun, but when it comes to innovation and technology they do it First too. With a shrinking Youth population and prospective future workforce – Toshiba tests robotic “Greeter” in a departmental Store in Tokyo.
It is not only in a departmental store, but also in various other avenues and businesses that Japan is employing robots. Could this be a probable solution to Japan’s Shrinking Workforce?
A Huge crowd stood out in front of the Mitsukoshi department store, to greet the New robotic Greeter – placed at the entrance. At times, people did not realise that the Greeter was a Robot. There was mixed feelings among the visitors on seeing the Robotic Greeter – a set of people who stood amuzed and other bewildered as it is just a Robot.
“Aiko Chihira” is an android manufactured by Toshiba, designed to look and move like a real person. It was put on temporary display at the department store.Chihira has 43 motors allowing it to move, speak in sign language and even sing.
Chihira can’t have a conversation yet, acknowledges Hitoshi Tokuda, Toshiba spokesperson. But he says the technology is evolving quickly and someday, robots like Chihira could replace humans for certain jobs.
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