Masakazu Arai & Tico The Robot

Introduction:
In this unique and funny double-interview, we're going to meet Masakazu Arai, who's a 3D character designer and an illustrator from Japan, and Tico, a social robot from Spain, who is used to work as a public relationship robot for some companies, in their stores or in fairs. But what Tico likes most is to help teachers in the classroom and talk with pupils.

While Masakazu would like to tell us more, he apologize a lot because he feel he is bad to speak english, then Tico doesn't seem to have a problem by writing e-mails, understand questions and answering them. And, even though Masakazu is a human and Tico is a robot, both of them likes funny and happy robots.

How did your interest in robots / robotics start?
Masakazu Arai: After the science fiction film is seen. ("Blade Runner" etc...). Tico: I congratulate you are making me this question, but the answer is obvious... because I am a robot!!

 

After we just have seen Masazaku's animationfilm, it is time to ask: What kind of actions needs to be done in the community to increase the interest and the awareness of robots / robotics?
Masakazu: Development of robots have to be build on familiarity. Tico: Humans need to know more about us. I like to work for humans and I think humans also like I work for them. But some people is still afraid of us. Sci-fi movies have made no good at all.

If you have any closing remarks or comments about robots / robotics, then go ahead.
Masakazu: I like robots and I'm making a happy robot. Please come to see my web site: http://www.robotmegastore.com/ Tico: Uh, I would like to say thank you for this opportunity, that some robots like me, are good robots, we don't kill people and uh, yeah, remember you could follow me in Facebook! (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tico/230073520375)

 

Links:
Masakazu Arai: Videochannel on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/robotmegastore

Tico TheRobot: http://www.adelerobots.com/ (soon)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmmdMSok8w4&feature=related

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Masakazu Arai 2

Masakazu Arai likes to make happy robots.

Tico

Tico TheRobot is a funny social robot from Spain.

 

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