especially, people just think it’s really cute,” Petra
told AFP, adding they hope to dispel any fiction-fueled fear of a robot
“It’s convenient for people to wash their hands, just like a preventive measure… especially in this COVID-19 situation,” said Petra
Saktidejbhanubandh, a marketing officer for mobile operator Advanced Info Services (AIS).
Mimicking an excited puppy, K9
roams around the popular Central World mall in downtown Bangkok, drawing the attention of delighted children eager to get gel
from a bottle attached to its back.
— A scurrying robot
dispenses hand sanitizer to curious children and wary shoppers — one of the more unexpected measures Thai
malls are taking as the kingdom
“I think the execution, like the robot
itself, is a bit scary,” the 29-year-old said, though she admitted that giving out hand sanitizer is a “good idea.”