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Contactless robots at Japanese train station

Contactless robots at Japanese train station

The East Japan Railway Company tested robots at a Tokyo train station. The TV channel NHK spreads information about new technology.

The Takanawa Gateway station, which opened in Tokyo in March, employs a variety of robots. The Railway Company hopes to serve passengers without direct contact, which will prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

One of the robots responds to the human voice and delivers information on various constructions with artificial intelligence technology.

Another robot is located in the station vestibule. It identifies a white stick used by the blind and sends information about the location of persons with disabilities to security.

The Railway Company hopes the robots will help the labor shortage and meet the demand for contactless services during a coronavirus epidemic.

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