"It would be good if we can have her provide guidance, or recommend various things in Chinese," said Hitoshi Tokuda, Toshiba's new business development division group manager.
"... People can be looking around and think, 'Oh if Aiko is around, she can speak Chinese'. That's what I hope will happen."
Toshiba has said Chihira has 43 motors which allow it to move. The robot is also programmed to do Japanese sign language.
Image: A reception employee of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store (2nd from L) poses for a photograph with the robot named Aiko Chihira (L), during its unveiling at the reception desk of the store in Tokyo.