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Japanese company sells parent and kid security robot pair

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Tokyo-based security and electronics company ALSOK announced An-9RR [JP] today, a pair of two robots that can be used for security purposes and are also able to replace human receptionists. The An-9RR consists of a “parent” robot that stands 76.5cm tall and its “kid”, which is just 26.4cm tall.

Equipped with a camera and several sensors, the main unit (weight: 35kg) is able to recognize a visitor’s face or voice, take reservations, greet people and say goodbye. It also keeps records of people coming into the buildings it guards.

Visitors can use the parent robot’s built-in touch panel to call people up or get information about the building. In emergency situations, the robot will produce a loud sound and send alarm emails to cell phones of human security personnel.

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Weighing just 1.5kg, the kid robot is portable (and cuter), but it’s only usable for security purposes. The robotic pair costs $30,000 or can be leased in Japan for $700 a month over a 4-year period.

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