Sci-Fi movies have hinted at it for decades and conspiracy theorists have warned against it for years, but the robot revolution seems a little closer than predicted especially in Asia.
In the last three years Japan has seen exponential growth in their robotic sector introducing a variety of new electrically powered “products” that can do what animals or human’s do or better.
A recent android making news is the robotic conductor. This unique creation is fitted with a human-like face, exposed robotic body and no legs. This robot is capable of conducting an entire orchestra in just the same way human conductors do.
“Android Alter 3” as she is formally known can be seen below conducting during a live performance of Keiichiro Shibuya’s opera “Scary Beauty” in the Emirate of Sharjah.
If that wasn’t enough to send a slight shiver down your spine, meet the new bartender that doesn’t need to clock in or out and never expects a tip.
This new robot bartender in a Tokyo pub is expected to usher in a new era in the robotic service industry as it effortlessly pours drinks and helps customers.
The face of the robot is displayed on a screen that faces customers and offers everything from a chat about the weather to basic banter.
A set of cameras are employed by the robot to monitor the facial expressions of customers with the help of AI software to ensure they are happy.
See this drink-pouring fiend in action below:
From police surveillance to cute robotic companions Japan has made huge steps in introducing robots into the daily lives of their residents.
Many report the available robotic services as “better” and “less awkward”, and the nation is slowly but surely becoming more and more accustomed to a high-tech socially disconnected community.
While there are health and working hour benefits for society when it comes to robotic dependence many are concerned the new era may leave humans less connected than ever before.