A new partnership between Swedish startup Furhat Robotics and Japanese technology research company Bandai Namco Research Inc. has resulted in one of the first interactive embodiments of a 2D character. Says Shohei Nakanowatari, Manager of the Creative Design Department of BANDAI NAMCO Research Inc.: “I felt very comfortable working with Furhat Robotics; it was an amazing process. I believe that Furhat Robotics will continue to provide amazing experiences no one on this planet has encountered before.” Says Samer Al Moubayed, CEO of Furhat Robotics: “Bandai Namco is one of those magical institutions that creates characters and games that millions of people fall in love with. There is huge potential here, to bring thousands of beloved characters to life in a way that has never been done before. About Furhat Robotics: Furhat Robotics is a Conversational AI and Social Robotics startup that has developed the world’s most advanced social robotics platform, with a rear-projected robotic head.
Feb 20 2023