Technology Japanese cafe uses robots controlled by paralysed people

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    A cafe staffed by robot waiters controlled remotely by paralysed people has opened in Tokyo, Japan.

    A total of 10 people with a variety of conditions that restrict their movement have helped control robots in the Dawn Ver cafe.

    The robot's controllers earned 1,000 yen (£7) per hour - the standard rate of pay for waiting staff in Japan.

    It is hoped the project will give more independence to people with disabilities.

    The OriHime-D robots used in the cafe were developed by Japanese start-up Ory and were originally created to be used in the homes of people with disabilities that severely restrict their movement.

    Read more here. (BBC)

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