A Cafe in Tokyo Features Robotic Servers Remotely Controlled by Paralyzed Humans at Home or in Hospital

In April 2016, the Japanese robotics company Ory Laboratories opened up a test cafe using their robots as servers. While the idea of robotic waitstaff is pretty amazing in itself, even more remarkable was that these robots were being remotely controlled by people who are shut-in at home or in hospital with severely paralyzing disabilities, illnesses and/or injuries using their anthropomorphic robot, OriHime. (translated)A place to work for severely disabled people with robots. On April 26, Ory Holdings (HD), a venture company in Tokyo and Nippon Foundation, opened a cafe with by remote control robot servers controlled handicapped people with … Continue reading A Cafe in Tokyo Features Robotic Servers Remotely Controlled by Paralyzed Humans at Home or in Hospital