It’s only a matter of time before the friendly face behind the counter at your local grocery store is replaced by that of a robot. Last week in Tokyo, Hitachi unveiled a new humanoid robot, the EMIEW3, that’s aimed at automating customer service in stores and public facilities. The 90cm-tall child-sized robot can scoot around at about 3.7mph to keep up with humans walking briskly and can identify as well as approach people who need assistance while shopping, thanks to its ability to recognize human movement and its environment. EMIEW3 can also isolate people’s voices from background noise to better…

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