designed by toshiyuki kita and engineered by mitsubishi, wakamaru is a robot with one thing on its mind: shopping. the bot can not only pick out the right pants for you, but it also makes eye contact and can carry on a simple conversation. the japanese retailer UNIQLO will be implementing their own wakamaru in their soho new york shop this fall. the robots were first designed for use with the elderly or disabled and cost 14,000 USD each.

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UNIQLO's new shopping robots toshiyuki kita

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