Sunday, February 08, 2009

Taking Robotics to the Front of House

Japanese Firms Start Testing Robot-infrastructure Communication -- Tech-On!
Shimizu Corp and Yasukawa Electric Corp opened the "Smart Showroom" demonstration space as the first step of the "Smart Robotics Building" project, which involves the use of robot technologies in intelligent buildings.

The project is aimed at providing various services and comfortable living environment through combination of building infrastructure technologies and robot technologies. Robots will play the roles of receptionist, guide, delivery personnel, cleaners, guards, etc in place of humans. For example, they will approach visitors, attend to and take them to their destinations in the building.