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Robot Salesmen in Japan in 2015

Written by Gary North on October 30, 2014

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?”

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2 thoughts on “Robot Salesmen in Japan in 2015

  1. Interesing this is Japan's answer to a labour shortage. They COULD have begun importing Mexican workers. We've got a few million extra here. Maybe we should see about exporting some of them to Japan. They are hard workers, learn quickly, and just might work well over there.

  2. I tend to agree, but then, this is Japan. Their culture is kinda freaky in a lot of ways. Maybe it'll work for them.