X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

If you happen to be shopping in Japan anytime soon, prepare yourself. You may run into the stuff of nightmares. Toshiba has just installed Aiko Chihira, a humanoid greeter robot, at Tokyo’s Mitsukoshi department store. They are always rolling back prices. And your sanity. Always.

toshiba_robot_1zoom in


This automaton can’t respond to questions or complaints yet, but it can handle both spoken and sign languages. It is both unsettling and creepy.

This kimono wearing robot will guide you around the store as you wonder why it hasn’t killed you yet and watch your back for other robots. As it does so, it will blink and smile. Surely the killing blow must be coming soon. You scan the store for humans packaged along a wall in cling wrap, but apparently the victims are too well hidden. Will you get out alive? I’d say your odds are 50/50.

[via Engadget]

Deals in The Technabob Shop




More from Awesomer Media...

How To Be Confident

How To Be Confident

The Mysterious Ticking Noise: 10 Years

The Mysterious Ticking Noise: 10 Years

Subaru WRX STI Bobsled Run on Video

Subaru WRX STI Bobsled Run on Video

Non-Track Pack Shelby GT350 Owners File Lawsuit

Non-Track Pack Shelby GT350 Owners File Lawsuit

Awesome Vintage Photo of Hamill, Fisher, and Ford

Awesome Vintage Photo of Hamill, Fisher, and Ford

Sentinel Re: Edit 11 Modular Iron Man Action Figure

Sentinel Re: Edit 11 Modular Iron Man Action Figure

Advertisement