Telexistence’s Model-T is a new service robot which will be debuting in Fami-Mart and Lawson Kombinis this Summer in Japan. Which wouldn’t be much of a thing except this robot looks like it stepped out of a Getter Robo anime. The aesthetics and form factor make the Model-T look like it should be saving a planet somewhere instead of loading Asahis and Sapporos into the fridge.
Great looks aside, the Model-T has unparalleled freedom of movement in its arm and hand joints and is able to perform many different tasks. Workers control its movements remotely using Virtual Reality goggles and hand controls to pilot the robot in First Person View mode.