Tokyo's Robot Cafe Allows Disabled People To Work From Their Homes.
DAWN Cafe was created to give those people that aren't able to commute to work the opportunity to gain a little bit of independence and the sense of accomplishment.
“The robots enable physical work and social participation,” said Kentaro Yoshifuji, CEO of Ory Lab, at a press conference. Everyone wants to be a part of a community, and thanks to these incredible robots, people with disabilities will have more options for gaining control of their lives.
Operators may not get rich doing this work, but it's definitely a great opportunity to meet new people.
Operators will make roughly $7 an hour while they're working with the robots, but their true earnings aren't monetarily valuable. Just being able to go for a walk, or have a conversation with a customer, can change their quality of life tremendously.
Sadly, the DAWN Cafe is only temporary...for right now.
This trial of DAWN Cafe will only be going on for two weeks. But the creators know that they have something groundbreaking on their hands, so they're doing what they can to make DAWN Cafe a permanent thing.
The creators of the OriHime-D robots started a GoFundMe to help raise donations to make a permanent DAWN Cafe establishment.
They hope to have a fully operational cafe open before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Along with DAWN Cafe, creators are brainstorming new ways to help people with disabilities find employment and a general sense of independence.
Technology may be scary for some people, and it may be overwhelming for others, but it definitely has its benefits.
Thanks to the dreamers and thinkers of the world, the possibility of living a relatively "normal" life is becoming a reality for those with severe disabilities. Our hats go off to you and your desire to make the world a better place.
Source: Sora News 24
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