An interactive humanoid robot called "Androidol U" being presented at a press event in Tokyo, Japan, yesterday. Its name is derived from a combination of the words "android" and "idol", reflecting its purpose as a humanoid robot idol. In Japan, idols are young starlets admired for their prettiness. In the coming months, Androidol U will host live Internet programmes, assist shoppers with information in a department store and take part in other promotional activities.
- PublishedFeb 16, 2017, 5:00 am SGT