Working from Home in Japan: Robots Operated Remotely by Disabled Workers

This news isn’t new, but in these times, when doing things “remotely” may become a reality for many, the example of these Japanese “robots” shows that this kind of remote working is a perfect fit for people with a disability. In the very trendy cafes of the Japanese capital, it isn’t uncommon to be served by “intelligent” robots, who also talk to you, tell you about their lives… The Turing test may turn out to be positive if, behind the pile of stylized and barely jointed electronics there is a real human being.

This is an idea that is breathing new life into an often neglected sector, that of disabled workers, often housebound for medical reasons, who have seen their lives “light up” thanks to this unusual form of remote working which is perfectly suited to the current health crisis.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46466531

https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/news/this-new-tokyo-cafe-has-robot-waiters-controlled-remotely-by-disabled-workers-021621

https://www.ouest-france.fr/sante/handicaps/dans-un-cafe-de-tokyo-des-robots-pilotes-par-des-personnes-handicapees-assurent-le-service-9d87c11a-6597-11ec-a9f4-ff0c2c6c55f9

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