Results for - Dawn Ver Beta cafe by Ory Lab
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(Source: Bored Panda) This month a Dawn Ver Beta cafe was opened up Tokyo, Japan for two weeks. It used Orly Lab’s robots to serve customers and the most brilliant part about the cafe is that all of the robots were remotely controlled by severely disabled people, for the sole purpose of helping disabled people gain more independence in their lives. Robot waiters are not a new concept in the technology sphere. They are already used in several cafes, such as Naulo restaurant in Nepal which has employed three humanoid waiters called ‘Gingers’. However, a startup Ory Lab has taken this concept to brand new level.
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1. There were 10 people working at the cafe. The employees suffered from diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other spinal cord injuries. They operated 4-foot robots called OriHime-D, from their home and were paid 1,000 yen ($9) per hour. Can you mention any other company that is focused in hiring severely disabled employees? If you can, please let us know more about it in the comments below. Thanks.
2. The robots were controlled with the help of a computer which tracks the eye movements of bed-bound people. It allowed them to move robots, make them pick up objects and even talk to customers. Essentially, disabled people had the ability to use these robots as 'proxies'. "I want to create a world in which people who can't move their bodies can work too," said Kentaro Yoshifuji, CEO of Ory Lab. Inc. Do you consider that this concept will become popular in the near future?
3. However this cafe, as its name suggests, was only in the beta stage for a couple of weeks. The creators are still raising funds to open the cafe permanently for 2020. Would you like to see one of these stores opening in your area soon?
4. Do you consider enough companies make an extra effort to hire disabled people?