By David Ponce
Security cameras are so 1922. If you have a primal fear of human contact and would rather interact with the outside world through a dry, impersonal technological fence, then you might as well do it with a cute little robot. The SORA, from strangely named Japanese company “IN THE SKY”, is meant to be used as a receptionist. It
has a camera, microphone, speaker and a “sensor”, all hooked up to a touch sensitive screen (for information requests and confirmations), and also a business card scanner.
It can take a picture of you and send it directly to any person you want or it can even act as a videoconferecing tool that allows you to speak to your visitor even before seeing him/her.
There’s a video of the little bugger in action at Akihabara. I won’t hotlink to it. Instead, visit this page and click on the link.
VIA [Robot Gossip]