When it comes to technology, Japan may well be a few years ahead of us. A match maker from that country now uses tiny robots to make it easier for couples to engage.
It appears to be the RoBoHon, designed by Tomotaka Takahashi, with a system developed by Cyber Agent and Sharp.
These tiny robotic cupids sit on the table with the people who are dating. Their profiles and background information has been uploaded into the mini droid. Based on that, the robot will engage in a conversation by asking questions, respond and engage in chatting. The weird part is that while the robots are talking, the people are watching in silence how their robot version is trying to hook up with the counterpart.
Robot Matching Parties
The people who participate in the Robot Matching Party first need to fill in a questionnaire o 45 questions. That data is used to feed the robot with information.
After the robots have been chatting for a couple of minutes, the humans can decide whether they like to talk along with or without the technology.
The first session reportedly formed four couples out of the 28 participants. The Robot Matching Party service is still in its early stages and it is still to be seen if if it proves more than just a gimmick.
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