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Robot Rapper Quits Job, To Become Receptionist

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posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 01:25 PM
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Toyota’s “DJ Robot,” a two-wheeled android belonging to a band of robot musicians that entertained visitors at the 2005 Aichi World Expo, has ditched its entertainment career for a job as a receptionist.



Since the Expo, the 1-meter tall DJ Robot, which rolls around on a pair of Segway-like wheels, has been working to improve its ability to interact and communicate with humans. As a receptionist, the machine will use these skills to provide information, answer questions and show visitors around offices and exhibitions.

DJ Robot’s first gig will come at the end of August when it goes to work alongside human receptionists at the Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall at company headquarters in Toyota City, which sees more than 400,000 visitors per year.
In January 2008, the droid will begin working at Toyota’s Nagoya office on the 24th floor of Midland Square, an office and shopping complex at Nagoya station, while additional versions of the robot will be rolled out at other company facilities at later dates. Toyota has yet to announce whether DJ Robot will be changing its name to better suit its new role as receptionist.


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I think this is really cool, and sort of funny to.

Robots (in Japan atleast) have become so ubiquitous that they're actually starting to change jobs.


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posted on Aug, 14 2007 @ 02:06 PM
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Thats surprising, One question though. Did he quit being a Dj or was he fired? And who would hire a robot as secretary in the first place?

Maybe his next job will be janitor, who knows?



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