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Robot Helps Human Customers in Tokyo Bank

A cute little robot named Nao is the latest entry into Japan's celebrity robot culture. Manurfactured by Paris-based Aldebaran Electronics, Nao is only 58 centimeters tall but disconcertingly human in its gestures and disarmingly adorable with its childlike high-pitched voice. Recently it has been working as a kind of concierge at a Tokyo bank. The red-and-white humanoid answers questions about bank services with prerecorded responses in Japanese, English and Chinese. Customers...

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