Emiew 3 is a friendly robot that rolls along at human speed to help people. It can assist lost tourists at airports, give workers a hand at the office, or greet customers at retail stores.
Did you know?
Emiew, pronounced "emu," stands for "Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Workmate."
Hitachi designed EMIEW3 with the goal of creating "human symbiotic robots that can safely co-exist with humans, providing robot-based services with advanced communication capabilities." EMIEW3 looks almost identical to its predecessor model, EMIEW2, but there are some significant differences: While EMIEW2 had single wheels for feet, EMIEW3 uses a wheel plus a smaller caster on each foot, a design that appears to make balancing easier for the robot while moving or standing still.