Robot greets people in public spaces in six languages

“PIO: meet / greet” by the artist group / collective, Finishing School, is a semi-autonomous drone that moves through public spaces to send salutations to people in the six official languages of the United Nations. Built from what looks like the innards of an RC car, portable megaphone, distance sensors to detect pedestrians in order to know when to spout out its on board greetings, the device would probably be confiscated quickly in most public spaces in the US. Still, it’s good to see that more than just English is represented here.

Finishing School PIO