A Tokyo Cafe With Robot Servers Controlled By Paralyzed People From Home

January 2, 2019

This is a video of the recently opened Dawn ver.β cafe (named after a cafe of the same name in the 2008 anime Time of Eve) in Akasaka, Tokyo that features a small fleet of robot servers that are controlled remotely by paralyzed people working from home. Admittedly, as much as I hate robots, I'm into this.

This video shows how an ALS patient, unable to speak, can use his eyes to type messages that can then be spoken by the OriHime-D robot. And here another paralyzed man using a OriHime-D serves a coffee.

Arguably the best use of robots that I can think of, and possibly the ONLY good use of robots I can think of. I mean *rubbing shotgun* besides target practice. "That's a marshmallow gun." Maybe to the untrained eye. "To any eye, it's made out of PVC." But-- "But you wrote shotgun on the side?" That has to count for something.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Gil, who agrees you better not try to skip out on paying.

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