WMMNA points to a new trend in Japan that replaces receptionists with robots. A company called People Staff (!) sends over a Hello Kitty Robo as a receptionist every time...

WMMNA points to a new trend in Japan that replaces receptionists with robots. A company called People Staff (!) sends over a Hello Kitty Robo as a receptionist every time your regular receptionist is feeling a little poorly and not coming in today – or her/his boyfriend Dave has another court appearance she/he has to attend as a witness.

When Hello Kitty Robos detect visitors with sensors, they say "Welcome!", capture the image/voice of the visitors using cameras/microphones, and send the data to a personal computer. WMMNA suggests that they can work at offices, hospitals, and hotels (at night).

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