Robovie, a humanoid robot in Japan, warns customers about wearing their Covid-19 protective mask when it detects through a camera and 3D laser technology they are not complying with the safety regulations.
The robot was recently “hired” from a store in Japan to take on the task of ensuring that customers wear a protective mask and keep safe distances to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The “employee” named Robovie, a creation of the Kyoto-based International Research Institute for Advanced Telecommunications (ATR), guides customers to the sales area of the official Cerezo Osaka football team store.
Robovie warns customers when it detects through a camera and 3D laser technology that they are not wearing a protective mask for the new coronavirus or that they are not following the rules of social distancing.
The assigning of the task to Robovie was undertaken in the framework of a trial that began last week and will last at least until the end of the month. This will be extended depending on the situation, according to the ATR.