Tokyo’s Haneda international Airport has installed a fleet of tiny humanoid robots to provide guidance to passengers.

At around 90cm tall, the EMIEW3 robots direct passengers to certain areas of the terminal.

Developed by Hitachi, the robots communicate in Japanese and English, and commenced trials last Friday.

"The third version of the EMIEW features a remote brain that allows it to process images and voices."

The trials for the red and white robots will continue until December at the airport’s domestic Terminal 2, reported The Japan Times.

First introduced in 2005, the third version of the EMIEW was unveiled in April, and features a remote brain that allows it to process images and voices. 

Several robots can be connected via a remote operation system.

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Hitachi expects to add more languages to the robot, including Chiene and Korean, in the near future.

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