Yuko Miyazawa, the CEO of robot and technology solutions company Seikatsu Kakumei, foresees a rise in robotic help in the post-coronavirus world. Photo: courtesy of Seikatsu Kakumei Yuko Miyazawa, the CEO of robot and technology solutions company Seikatsu Kakumei, foresees a rise in robotic help in the post-coronavirus world. Photo: courtesy of Seikatsu Kakumei
Yuko Miyazawa, the CEO of robot and technology solutions company Seikatsu Kakumei, foresees a rise in robotic help in the post-coronavirus world. Photo: courtesy of Seikatsu Kakumei

Covid-19 lockdown marks upturn for robots as they take over jobs humans normally do, from serving food to stacking shelves to helping us feel less lonely

  • In Japan, avatar robots are used by remote agents to show buyers around houses, and a rental service hires out companion robots to stop people feeling lonely
  • Aibo, a robotic dog developed by Sony, can be rented for a week for US$142; meanwhile, the human-sized Model-T restocks drink shelves at a FamilyMart in Tokyo

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Yuko Miyazawa, the CEO of robot and technology solutions company Seikatsu Kakumei, foresees a rise in robotic help in the post-coronavirus world. Photo: courtesy of Seikatsu Kakumei Yuko Miyazawa, the CEO of robot and technology solutions company Seikatsu Kakumei, foresees a rise in robotic help in the post-coronavirus world. Photo: courtesy of Seikatsu Kakumei
Yuko Miyazawa, the CEO of robot and technology solutions company Seikatsu Kakumei, foresees a rise in robotic help in the post-coronavirus world. Photo: courtesy of Seikatsu Kakumei
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