Last week we reported on a new initiative that would test how effective robots could be at marketing. Over the weekend, a Fujitsu ENON robot was spotted at an Osaka mall where it attracted a small crowd. The robot is equipped with face recognition software that determines a person’s age and gender to deliver appropriate ads. It’s not above smooth talking its way into clients’ pocketbooks either; it suggested Breeze Breeze’s bar would be “perfect for a beautiful woman like you” to a 30-something woman. According to initial impressions, the robot’s use of gestures added greatly to its appeal. A second trial will be conducted in early March. A couple of videos are tucked after the break.