We received a question from a Russian listener who asked about robots in Japan. Anastasia Monakova reports in Russian on cutting-edge robots playing various roles in society. She also interviews Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, who astonished the world by creating an android that looks exactly like himself. He introduces his new android, ERICA, who has both desires and intentions and can converses with people by reading their facial expressions. Anastasia asks Dr. Ishiguro about the future of humans and robots. Let's take a look at the future of robots in Japan.
The ERICA android with her creator, Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. She can read human facial expressions.
This wearable robot assists with heavy lifting.
A companion robot for the elderly holds conversations and sends photos to distant relatives.