Robot enforces mask-wearing, distancing at store in Japan
Robot enforces mask-wearing, distancing at store in Japan
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Robot enforces mask-wearing, distancing at store in Japan

15:48 November 17, 2020 Reuters

A robot has signed on as the newest staff member at a store in Japan, taking on the job of ensuring customers wear masks and practice social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Robovie, developed by Kyoto-based Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), guides customers around the sales floor at the official store of soccer team Cerezo Osaka.

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