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Robots in Advertising: Samsung Galaxy Xmas Hugs

Remember RT Corporation’s RIC (Robot In Character) mascot robot?  It’s normally dressed up as the company’s mascot Nekotencho, and was previously spotted dressed as Google’s Android mascot.  This time the robot was given the Samsung Galaxy tablet for its head, and covered in plastic air cushions so that it could give out hugs.  Nicknamed Hug-chan, it’s a natural pairing as the RIC ADK and the Galaxy tab share the Android operating system.   Seems like something that will be aired on Japanese television, but it could be an internet exclusive – they even set up a website just for it!


From what I understand, the iPad doesn’t give anyone hugs.

[source: Y. Nakagawa @ Twitter & RT Net]