The Nestle company plans to introduce 1,000 humanoid robots next year. They will sell coffee makers in retail stores.
Think of how we enjoy being put on hold, caught in voice trees. Think of this experience in a retail store. I think the novelty of this will wear off soon.
What will a humanoid do that a touch screen cannot do better? Japanese buyers — or non-buyers — will find out next year.
I can imagine this: “Do you want fries with that?”