Jetsons-Style Robots Set To Take Over Japanese Customer Service

Jetsons-Style Robots Set To Take Over Japanese Customer Service
technology

A new kiosk android is changing the face of brand-customer relation in Asian countries as well as France and Brazil.

Karen Summerson
  • 2 october 2012

Robots come with many associations, a common theme being lack of emotion. As more businesses turn to automated customer service, customers continue to fight back, preferring personal, human contact.

One company is trying to change the impersonal service associated with robots. Future Robot has introduced a new service robot, named FURO-K, who will act as a friendly kiosk – very reminiscent of Rosie from The Jetsons. The machine has a cute face and scoots around to interact with customers, doing everything from taking food orders to dancing.

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