Robots May Someday Engage Male Shoppers Who Shy Away From In-Store Interactions

Among other bionic-minded applications

Robots can help sell clothes to men, give language learners an enthusiastic partner to practice talking with, and get millennials and Gen Y kids to partake in traditional activities that only moms and dads are supposed to enjoy. That's all according to Hiroshi Ishiguro, professor at Osaka University, who was speaking about human-like androids at South by Southwest Interactive on Sunday.