Updated May 12, 2017
PARCO is promoting "Androidol U grow-up project" make the android to idle with Ishiguro laboratory in Osaka University and Dwango Co., Ltd.
This project is a social experiment to create an android that can communicate richly with people.
We provided "U" as an opportunity for activities as an idol at Ikebukuro PARCO as part of the project on April 1 and 2.
"U" received a customer's question through the tablet as a staff of the information counter and informed recommended items by her voice.
Many customers including travelers from overseas enjoyed conversation and taking commemorative photos with "U".