Domo arigato?

September 4, 2008
c/o The Daily

c/o The Daily

The Uniqlo in SoHo (which I frequent) will be introducing this little guy into its store next week, says Fashion Week Daily. The first-ever robot to grace a retail store “will greet guests, make eye contact, recognize people, have arm movements, lead staff in motivational morning exercises and communicate promotions to customers,” The Daily says. His name is Wakamaru, after a famous 12th century warrior. Robot warriors helping me with my shopping? No thanks. I’m fine with disaffected teenagers.


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