More on EXPO and RobotsI recently posted links to EXPO 2005 in Aichi, Japan. The theme is man and the environment but it will also showcase the latest robot technology. Robots will greet guests in their native language (the guests' native language not the robots'). Robots will also help with the security patrols.
Here are some clips from channelnewsasia.com article:
AICHI PREFECTURE, Japan : Japan will officially kick off the World Exposition on Friday. To be held in Nagoya's Aichi Prefecture, it will be the biggest in its 150-year history.
Some of the expo's must-sees include Japan's much talked about robotic technology.
On top of the 3,000 police personnel, mingling among the crowds will be eight security robots.
Apart from its security robot contingent, visitors can also get up front and friendly with other robots.
In fact some observers have pointed out that robots can practically replace the human being, should the day ever come that the world faces an acute labour shortage.
One robot for example, cleans up where you mess up and another is able to talk to you in four languages.
And for entertainment, you have a full band of robots playing musical instruments.
Then there is an amazing robot which can carry a person.
A robot week is expected to be set up from June 9 to 19. During that period, if you visit this site, you'll be able to enjoy the company of 65 varieties of robots. - CNA
[ I assume that robots get a discount on the entry fee during robot week.]