Hitachi begins Proof of Concept tests of "EMIEW3" humanoid robot at Haneda Airport

Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Building Systems Co., Ltd. announced today that on September 2, they will begin Proof of Concept (PoC) tests of passenger services using the "EMIEW3" humanoid robot, which was developed by Hitachi. The tests will be conducted at Haneda Airport Passenger Terminal 2 (Domestic Flights) in collaboration with Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd. Through these PoC tests, Hitachi and Hitachi Building Systems will strive to create new added value in order to enhance customer reception and guidance services in locations where many customers gather, such as shopping malls, airports, and other public facilities.