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Aiko Chichira

TOKYO, Japan – Aiko Chihira, a humanoid robot dressed in a kimono, smiles and greets shoppers at the entrance of Tokyo’s Mitsukoshi department store, as reported by Reuters.

Chihira was developed by Toshiba last year. The robot made its debut at the store on Monday, wherein she was assigned a new role to interact with customers.

The robot, who speaks Japanese, has human-like features and capable to blink. She can also be programmed to speak in other languages including Chinese.

Hitoshi Tokuda, Toshiba’s new business development division group manager said, “It would be good if we can have her provide guidance, or recommend various things in Chinese.”

“People can be looking around and think, ‘Oh if Aiko is around, she can speak Chinese’. That’s what I hope will happen,” Tokuda added.

Toshiba said that Chihira have 43 motors allowing her to move almost human-like. She is also programmed to do Japanese sign language in order to communicate with hearing impaired customers.
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Weight - kg
Dimensions - cm
Facial shape

Human-Like

Eyebrows

Hair

Eyes

Human-realistic

Eyelashes

Hair

Eyelids

Upper eyelid

Eyeshape

Human-Like

Nose

Nose with airholes

Inner Mouth

Undefined

Lips

Human-Like

Teeth

Human-Like

Chin

Human-Like

Ears

Human-Like

Cheeks

Human-Like

Neck

Human-Like

Degrees of Freedom

Undefined

Skin Type

Latex/Silicone rubber

Skin Color

White human skin

Facial Hair

head hair

Country

Japan

Purpose

Assistant, Demonstration, Entertainment, Social

Created by

Toshiba

Frame composition

Human-Like

Gender

Female

Origin

Helper

Version

Ongoing

Target group

All ages

Mouth

Human-Like

Mouth emotion

Neutral

Tongue

Not visible

Eye Size

Human-Like

Head-Neck-Body

Head-Neck-Body

Introduction to public

2014

Talking

Human-Like

Eye Specification

Eyes with eyewhite, iris and pupil