DAWN (Diverse Avatar Working Network) café is the first of its kind in the world. Its purpose is to help people with mobility problems, family commitments, or other impediments that make it hard to find conventional work by providing remote employment with the help of technology solutions.
At DAWN café, remote workers operate robot avatars that interact with customers on their behalf. The two robots, OriHime and OriHime-D have been designed by Ory Laboratory to not only provide customer service but also to create an emotional connection with patrons. The goal is to eventually have the robots operated by people with a wide range of disabilities, even the ones who can only move their eyes.
The robots are equipped with a camera, microphone, and speaker, which are all operated remotely via the internet. Users do not need to be tech-savvy since the service is entirely web-based. They may also be operated by someone with no technical knowledge as long as they have access to the internet, making it an ideal choice for individuals who are unable to leave their homes.