OSAKA, JAPAN: Humanoid robots “nuvo” dance on a table while cleaner robot “Rumba” vacuums off dust on the table during a preview of the world’s first “Robo Cafe” in Osaka …. Visitors can have light meals including alcohol and enjoy playing with robots at the cafe which will open 11 October.
“Robo Cafe” is where robots can play with drunk men and women.
Still I’d go the to Robo Cafe if it was in Tokyo. It would be 100,000 times more cost effective than buying one of these toy robots. I have learned that entertainment robots aren’t any fun after the first 20 minutes. From fooling around with an Aibo at work, I’ve noticed that even the engineers preferred playing around a homemade cardboard Aibo better than the “real” Aibo robot. The fake cardboard Aibo had a lot more character. Consuming alcohol with giggling tipsy Japanese girls would greatly enhance the robots’ entertainment value.
Oddly “Robo Cafe” in Osaka has nothing to do with the Japanese website “Robocafe.com” which has been running robotically without many human posts since 2000.