European robot is the scariest housekeeper you'll ever hire

As humanoid robots move closer to mainstream appliance it's becoming clear that if your robot isn't from Japan, no matter how useful, it will probably look a bit sinister.

Developed by Spain's PAL Robotics, the ghost-faced REEM-H2 service robot has an autonomous navigation system, voice and face recognition, a chest-mounted touchscreen menu and the ability to carry large objects such as packages or luggage. The company hopes to soon commercialize the robot for use in venues such as hotels, museums, trade shows, shopping malls, airports, and hospitals. But they might want to work on the face. Just imagine giving it an order and looking into that face if it malfunctions and says "No." The only smart thing to do at that point would be to run.

Via PAL Robotics

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