One Chinese shopper, reportedly a wealthy business owner, in Guangzhou, China was turning heads at a mall recently because his purchases were being carried by an entourage of eight robot assistants.
His overt display of wealth has led some people to label him a “tuhao,” the derogatory name for a newly wealthy but still classless of mainland China. The robots carried his coat, water bottle, a towel, and the bags of jewelry he purchased.
In other news, as humanoid robots are becoming commonplace in Asia, they will now carry your stuff when you go shopping and even follow you around. What an amazing time we live in!