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Munich Airport hires humanoid robot to help flyers


Humanoid robot Josie Pepper answers questions at Munich Airport. — AFP

Humanoid robot Josie Pepper answers questions at Munich Airport. — AFP

At the airport's Terminal 2, Josie Pepper will take up residence at the top of the ramp leading to the shuttle connecting the main terminal to the satellite building, where she will help passengers with their travel-related queries.

At a child-sized 120cm tall, the humanoid is designed with big, round, sparkling green eyes that light up when she talks and arms and fingers that can replicate hand gestures – charms that make her irresistible to passers-by who seem to instinctively pet her smooth, bald head.

   

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