In the wake of SoftBank Group Corp.’s humanoid robot Pepper, Hitachi Ltd. has responded forthright with the introduction of their latest robot model – the Emiew3!
“Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the development of “EMIEW3,” a humanoid robot, and its “remote brain” robotics IT platform. EMIEW3, capable of autonomously approaching customers requiring assistance, was developed to provide necessary services and guidance in stores and public facilities.”
– Hitachi, Ltd.
Photo Credit: Hitachi Ltd.
With the application of advanced artificial intelligence technology, the Emiew3 will be able to achieve high activeness, such as high-quality customer and guidance services. With its compact height of 35 inches and weight of 33 lbs, the Emiew3 will be able to overcome flooring differences and keep pace with humans, and will subsequently resume a standing position when knocked over.
The future of robots is a question that is constantly being questioned and answered in the tech hub country of the world, Japan. As every other country plays catch-up, Japan will likely lead the world in providing both a visual and practical application for robots in mass society, ranging in various services. In the next 5 to 10 years, a third of the world’s population will likely have robots in their own homes.
This is a reality of which people are going to have to get used, especially when these very same robots will likely be the very reason why they’re no longer employed. How we address the economic implications of the robot revolution is a question we’ll certainly have to answer, and quick, because the revolution isn’t losing steam – it’s accelerating at an exponential rate.