Who is "wakamaru"?
Implementation of "wakamaru"
"wakamaru" is a robot developed and based on the concept of "The 21st Century Product of Your Dreams," a robot that can live with human beings. "wakamaru" can speak while looking at the face of the person whom he speaks to, shake hands with the person, and carry on natural conversation.
With the collaboration of a number of partner companies in industry circles, "wakamaru" continues to expand its field of activity, for example, being exhibited at events, guiding customers, and making presentations at shops and exhibitions.
Background of birth of "wakamaru"
Future of "wakamaru"
In 2005, we sold "wakamaru" on a limited basis to ordinary households.
When "wakamaru" was first seen, it raised great expectations from customers because of its life-like appearance, but "wakamaru" was actually poorly equipped to respond to a broad variety of needs, and many modifications had to be made.
We received, on the other hand, evaluations from the employees of those companies that were using wakamaru. They told us that "wakamaru" had its charms and an enticing character and presence. It was considered safe and the robot could be used in the fields of reception , as a guide, and to advertise events.
So, we decided to ask companies to first use "wakamaru," and then develop new functions, and have attempted modifications to increase the charms of "wakamaru" through contact with ordinary customers at events, etc.
By reflecting flexibly the experiences and technologies so obtained, we are ready now to lease "wakamaru," working in tandem with a presentation system to be used at public events.
We will go forward to the future while expanding wakamaru's field of activity so that the robot may become ever more useful and have a chance to re-unite with families in the near future.
"wakamaru" overseas rental service is currently not available.
Self-introduction by "wakamaru"
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