STARTS Prize Exhibition

Avatar Robot Cafe DAWN ver.β

Ory Yoshifuji (JP)

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Freitag, 9. September 2022, 13:00 - 14:00
Alle Termine werden in der Mitteleuropäischen Sommerzeit (MESZ / UTC+2) angegeben.
KEPLER'S GARDENS, Festival University Stage, das KUYO (Café)
Meet the Artist

Honorary Mention STARTS PRIZE ’22

„The café was highly rated for its inclusive approach to solving social issues by creating a secure space and a community. We also have great expectations for its future aim toward a world where people can care for themselves in an era of accelerating super-aging society.“
Auszug aus dem Statement der Jury

Besucher*innen des Avatar Robot Café werden remote bedient. Über die Personalagentur Avatar Guild können sich User*innen als Kellner*innen bewerben und ihre Kund*innen dann mittels Roboter wie „OriHime“ und „OriHime-D“ bedienen, ohne vor Ort zu sein. Auf innovative Weise will das Dawn Avatar Robot Café ausloten und zeigen, welche technologischen Hilfsmittel es braucht, damit Menschen, die sich aufgrund psychischer oder physischer Erkrankungen oder Beeinträchtigungen nur eingeschränkt bewegen können, besser am Arbeits- bzw. Gesellschaftsleben teilhaben können.


Ory Yoshifuji (JP) At the age of 17, after three and a half years of social isolation, he decided to devote his life to the elimination of human loneliness, and in 2010 he revealed „OriHime“, a robot that is an avatar (another body), a tool to abolish loneliness and enable social participation even when it is difficult to go out. Since then he has helped to form roles for people who have lost contact with society and were isolated, and ways of employment at companies that want to hire people with disabilities, resulting in many of them getting jobs at private companies and public offices.


Ory Lab Inc.
OYAMATSU Design Studio

Sponsored by:
NTT Corporation,
Biogen Japan Ltd.
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.,
Charity by crowdfunding ”CAMPFIRE” by 2156ppl ¥44,587,000,

The STARTS Prize has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 956603.