If we decide to build Japan into a global robotics headquarters, there is certainly nothing wrong with it! Asian countries are leading the world in the field of robotics with extremely competitive research, development and application technologies. According to reports, a 60-foot (18-meter) “Gundam” robot that can walk and move arms was unveiled in Japan on Monday, and its development will not end soon.
The robot is expected to help revitalize the Japanese tourism industry hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The robot is based on the characters in the Japanese animation “Mobile Suit Gundam” first released in the late 1970s. The theme of this cartoon series is the story of humans driving huge battle robots.
This series gave birth to some derivative products and toys, and they are sought after all over the world.
The large robot will take center stage at the opening of the Gundam Factory, a tourist attraction in the port city of Yokohama, on December 19.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said at a press conference that he hopes tourist destinations can stimulate tourism demand and revitalize the local area.
“Of course, we now have the coronavirus issue. I want people to tackle endeavors like this while making an effort to prevent the spread of infection,” he added.
Japan has been at the forefront of deploying robots as part of our daily lives, especially in the current COVID 19 period.
We have introduced several stories about deploying robots in Japan to perform tasks that are usually performed by humans, such as deploying robots in professional baseball games to act as a cheerleader without fans.
Recently, a robot was launched in a store in Japan that facilitates physical evacuation and the use of masks inside the store.