MechaDroid Type C3
The latest robotics company to take science fiction into reality is Japan’s Business Design with its new MechaDroid Type C3 robot receptionist. Currently being shown off at Tokyo’s CEATEC conference, the robot uses face recognition technology to interpret the needs of visitors and assist them in acquiring information or directions displayed on an embedded touchscreen panel.
The robot’s faceplate also offers emotive feedback in the form of digital expressions to accompany its audio responses. A firm price hasn’t been announced but when released commercially the company expects the robot go for around 3,000,000 yen ($28,000) depending on the customer’s needs.