The fourth-grader wrote an engaging essay discussing the importance of robots in the future and illustrated the many ways they would help society.
While robots don't necessarily have the same kind of instincts or intuition that humans do, they do most faster and they don't tire, which means that in some situations robots might be more ideal than humans. Over in Japan, it seems that the country's volleyball team thinks so as well which is why they're practicing their spikes against robot blockers.
In this instance, the robots used are pretty straightforward. They moved in predetermined directions and have huge outstretched arms that will be used to block any spikes. The goal is to train the volleyball players to time their spikes so that they won't get blocked, but like we said the predetermined movements mean that it isn't quite like playing against a human.
The Yomiuri ShimbunMajor restaurant operator Zensho Holdings Co. said Thursday it will develop a customer service system featuring robots in cooperation with Osaka University Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro.
The company intends to boost customer numbers by enabling people to communicate with robots, company officials said. The company hopes to introduce the system by 2020.