Communication without worrying about infection Rental of robots with costumes August 1 11:24
With the spread of the new coronavirus, we have started a service that allows you to rent a home robot and its costumes so that you can communicate without worrying about the infection.
The company that started the service is a company that develops robot costumes, and if you apply from the dedicated homepage, there are 11 types of commercially available home appliances such as "aibo" (Aibo) and "RoBoHoN" (robophone). You can rent a communication robot and its costume.
The price varies depending on the robot, but the cheapest set of costumes costs about 5000 yen for 7 nights and 8 days.
According to the company, due to the influence of the new coronavirus, there is a growing interest in familiar robots that can communicate at home without worrying about infection, and many people have asked for rental.
Yukinori Izumi of “Rocket Road” who started the service said, “Communication robots are still expensive to buy, but first of all, we offer rental people the opportunity to feel free to contact us, I would be happy if you could think about it."