Technology has been useful in easing the life of human beings. These technological advances have been breaking barriers to the problems of the society. Japan being one of the leading countries in technology has greatly helped the community in many ways.
Recently, Japan has made another breakthrough in the world of technology. A new concept cafe uses robots to serve its customers. However, this is not the normal robot control by a normal human being. These robots are controlled by paralyzed people.
Dawn Ver Beta
In November 2018, the Dawn Ver Beta opened in Tokyo, Japan. Featuring robots serving and conversing with its customers. Behind the excellency of these robots are real persons. Real servers are the paralyzed people from home remotely controlling these robots.
This amazing concept employs disabled persons suffering from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS) and other spinal cord injuries. Working at home and still able to control these four-foot robots called OriHime-D.
A computer tracks their eye movements making this possible. With adequate practice, they are able to move the robots, pick up items and converse with customers.
Giving a great opportunity for the severely disabled to earn up to 1,000 yen ($9) per hour. Moreover, this adds confidence and opportunities to interact with others.
“I want to create a world in which people who can’t move their bodies can work too.” -Kentaro Yoshifuji, Ory Lab’s CEO
Indeed a wonderful concept for the empowerment of these disabled people. This cafe may take some time to be opened to the public. The cafe initially opened, expected to be launched in year 2020.
May we use technology for the betterment of our world and create more opportunities for everyone.