A Japanese temp agency has suggested that something like the Hello Kitty Robo replace receptionists (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/business2/business2_archive/2006/04/01/8372813/index.htm).BDL). Why stop there? Japan employs greeters at the front on many department stores. Why not replace them with a Hello Kitty Robo? As far as I can tell, the majority of help desks in Japan serve the function of telling you that you cannot be helped in a very polite manner. Hello Kitty Robo can be programmed do that job as well. Some parents are already using this robot as a nanny (http://www.dreamkitty.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=K-EM070605&Category_Code=HKDL). I think with a little imagination, many more jobs can be replaced with Hello Kitty Robo.
I welcome comments about what jobs you think can be replaced by Hello Kitty Robo.
The creators of Hello Kitty Robo describe the Hello Kitty Robo as a communication robot (http://www.business-design.co.jp/en/product/002/index.html).
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