The largest Japanese airline company All Nippon Airways (ANA) will supply shopping malls, tourist attractions, museums and hospitals with 1000 robots to assist foreign tourists for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, reported Asia Times on March 2.

Co-designed by airline company All Nippon Airways and robotic manufacturer OhmniLabs, robots “Newme” are expected to start being tested in April, before the start of the Olympic Games 2020, planned to be held from July 24 to August 9.

Company plans to supply there types of “Newme” robots: human support robots, delivery support robots and robotic exoskeleton. Delivery support robots with massive five-foot-long arms will deliver items, pour water, assist with shopping, and even pick up a fallen child. 

Human support robots looking like a floor-sweeping robot with a connected 10.1-inch screen are expected to provide necessary information in and outside the stadiums. All Nippon Airways will also provide translation devices Pocktalk to help tourists navigate in Japan.

2020 Tokyo Olympic Games promises to be the most futuristic Olympic Games indeed, with AI-empowered electric vehicles, plenty of robotic solutions, augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D holographic projection technologies.

With the upcoming Olympic Games in July, as Future Time previously reported, Japanese Custom Officials also plan to strengthen anti-smuggling enforcement with artificial intelligence.

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