Avatar Robots and the Future of Workforce Inclusivity: Roboticist - Yoshifuji Ory


28m 00s
Broadcast on November 17, 2021 Available until November 17, 2023

Orihime, a desktop avatar robot created by Yoshifuji Ory based on his own experiences of long-term school absenteeism, lets those excluded from society by illness or disability communicate remotely. During the global pandemic, Orihime was also picked up as a proxy communication tool by businesses and local governments, and Yoshifuji has even developed a 1.2m mobile version which one Tokyo café is using to allow house- and bedbound individuals across Japan to work as remote serving staff.

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