Need Help Cleaning Your Room? - Get A Robot!

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Photo Credit: Mitsubishi.com

When Mitsubishi (the company that makes the robots), was looking to hire out its Wakamaru robot earlier this year, they had no doubt it would find a job immediately. They were right, not one but ten of its Wakamaru robots were instantly employed by a temporary staffing agency in Japan.

The robot is approximately 3ft tall and weighs about 66 lbs. It was developed in 2003 to help with a range of household chores (moms are you reading this!). It was introduced to the world in 2005 and since then has become one of Japan's most recognizable robots.

The bright yellow robot which moves around on wheels, can recognize faces, carry on simple conversations - it knows about 10,000 words, and perform simple tasks. The temporary agency expects to send it as receptionists to companies and hospitals. For that job the robot has two unique skills, it can thank visitors for waiting and can sing songs while showing the visitors to their destination within the building.

Photo Credit: Mitsubishi.com

The Wakamura robot can earn as much as $1,000 per day, but if it is hired on a long-term basis, its pay goes down substantially to about $25,000 a year. The best thing about the robot - it never complains about the job!

The video below is in Japanese, so we have no idea what the robot is saying, but it seems like it is performing some sort of a dance routine. Enjoy

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297 Comments
  • savgeThursday, March 14, 2019 at 5:14 pm
    cool
    • savgeThursday, March 14, 2019 at 5:13 pm
      cool
      • savgeThursday, March 14, 2019 at 5:10 pm
        cool
        • savgeFriday, March 8, 2019 at 6:16 am
          cool
          • savgeFriday, March 8, 2019 at 6:15 am
            cool
            • CGalaxySunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:58 am
              I think the robot is teaching that guy how to say left, right, up and down. Maybe I’m not sure.
              • Zinmar11Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8:03 am
                IS THIS EVEN REAL
                • sg123
                  sg123Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:46 am
                  I want one!
                  • sg123
                    sg123Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 11:46 am
                    wow!
                    • animegirl_yt
                      animegirl_ytMonday, February 11, 2019 at 8:28 am
                      Awwww the robot is so cute!!!!!!!!😆