At the Sony Building in Ginza at the moment, there are the usual displays of walkmans, big TVs, and computers. But as an added Christmas bonus, the company’s robot QRIO is putting on hourly 10 minute shows.
Now although the affable little robot can’t doing anything really useful like vacuuming, doing the laundry, or cooking dinner, it can ring colourful bells in a semi-tuneful manner.
And if that’s not enough, young QRIO is also capable of causing a bit of a stir on the dance floor. Whilst the robot’s movement is still not fluid enough to fully mimic that of a human, I have to confess that it’s still a better dancer than me.
Clever little bastard!