Wakamaru, New York's robotic visitor from Japan, is blogging all about it


Readers of DVICE are no stranger to Wakamaru, the robotic receptionist made by Mitsubishi and installed at Uniqlo's Manhattan location. The 'bot acts as a greeter, replying in English on all kinds of topics from the weather to what time it is. It'll also let shoppers know how it's feeling and play a few games to pass the time, such as rock-paper-scissors and simple calisthenic routines.

Now Wakamaru is trying to apply on Facebook, and has over 100 friends. It looks like there are plans to expand Wakamaru's blogging to Twitter, so you'll be able to know what the little yellow 'bot is doing all day long.

Click Continue to check out how Wakamaru stays cool when confronted by a trio of curious ladies.

Wakamaru Blog, via Suicide Bots