Shall we see in this picture what Japan’s future may look like ? Probably. The rapidly aging and decreasing population on the one side an the local fascination for robotics on the other side may tend to generalize this kind of human-machine interactions. Many “jobs” or positions might be attributed to human-shaped robots able to interact with humans. Some factories have already replaced a big part of their human workforce by robots. Soon we might see some on the streets or in public places such as this one, an android put on display in AquaCity, a shopping mall in Odaiba. It’s main function is to help people (mostly tourists) find their way in the mall. A position very well suited for these machines since they can be programmed to interact in many languages. Here the robot speaks mandarin with a chinese-speaking tourist.

Gear used: Fujifilm XT2 + 35mm f/1.4

Human -machine interactions

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