Robots. You can’t get rid of them and scientists keep creating more. What can you do? Well, one idea is to staff a smartphone store with them and let them take care of customers. This keeps robots busy so that they don’t have time to kill us all. Softbank, Japanese telecom and owner of US carrier Sprint, is about to open a smartphone store in Japan that’s fully staffed with its Pepper robots.
It is a “little experiment”. The store will have its customers attended to by the friendly humanoids, which will give directions, help with purchase advice, and much much more.
These robots will handle it all, even signing up contracts and creating data plans. Some robots will act as managers, others specialists, and they even have “time killers” which we are not sure of at this point. They plan to sell you on everything they can while you are in the store.
The Pepper robot store will open on March 28 and remain operational for a limited time. I guess this experiment will let them know how humans and robots interact in this situation. That way they can fine tune them to better sell us things in the future.
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