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szdaily -> Tech and Science
Singing drones combat overtime culture
    2017-December-13  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Japan’s intense work culture may be put to the test by a new drone, circling over the heads of over-industrious employees and blasting* out loud music in an attempt to make them go home.

On December 7, the companies Taisei, NTT East and Blue Innovation unveiled their new T-Frend drone, which hovers* around the heads of workers clocking in overtime. It plays “Auld Lang Syne,” an 18th-century Scottish ballad better known in Japan for telling shop customers it’s closing time.

T-Frend can take a pre-programmed flight across the office autonomously, using its sensors to navigate around walls and other obstacles while staying at a certain height to avoid papers flying up from its propellers*. As well as an end-of-work alarm, T-Rend also functions as a security drone, filming surveillance* footage and storing the data on an SD card*. The drone’s developers are also considering outfitting it with facial recognition technology to help spot burglars and other intruders after-hours.

T-Frend is expected to be launched in April 2018, with a target price of around 500,000 yen (around US$4,400) a month.(SD-Agencies)

 

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