AI-Android will welcome you at Japanese luxurious shopping mall

AI-Android will welcome you at Japanese luxurious shopping mall

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Shopping in Japan? The next trend might be making a pilgrimage to robots, rather than posh boutiques.  Let’s check out how far the human-shape robot can work.


  • When: from opening of the mall in late November 2017
  • Where: PRIMETREE AKAIKE shopping mall, Nisshin-city, Aichi   (map)
  • What:  “Actroid”
    • outlook: Android imitating human female concierge with uniform, with facial expression
    • interaction: voice recognition, speak 4 languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
    • function: enable to verbally respond to some patterns of question
  • Eligibility: any shopper/visitor to the mall
Next to the Android, there will be tablet screen with similar female animation, which help shoppers to find where to buy what.


News Release ”PRIMETREE AKAIKE’s grand opening will be at late November 2017”, Seven & i Holdings, 19th July, 2017
Nikkei Inc. “Female robot concierge will be in operation at grand shopping mall opening this fall at Nisshin City, Aichi Pref.” 19th July, 2017
Shojinsha Distribution Super News “PRIMETREE AKAIKE focuses on AI & food-coartyard” 19th July, 2017

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