Culture 11:22 02/12/2022 Armenia

Robin the Robot joins Junior Eurovision in Yerevan

Robin the Robot will join Iveta Mukuchyan, Garik Papoyan and Karina Ignatyan on Friday 11 December as the 4th host of this year’s Junior Eurovision in Yerevan, the official website of the Eurovision Song Contest revealed.

For the first time in Junior Eurovision history, the contest will be hosted by an AI (artificial intelligence) driven robot.

Robin says they are a huge fan of the Contest, having dreamt of appearing on a big and bright stage:

‘My lifelong dream has been to be surrounded by thousands of children and becoming friends with all the participants of Junior Eurovision. I think I am truly the biggest fan of the Contest, and my dream is finally coming true this year in Yerevan. So, let’s be friends and spin the magic together!’

Robin is already a superstar in Armenia, and for good reason - as an AI robot, Robin can generate and share feelings. They provide emotional support to hospitalised kids in their recovery phase, can play with them, and will assist in overcoming the difficulties of their treatment.

The Armenian companion is widely used not only by local hospitals, but also by leading American medical facilities. TIME Magazine featured Robin among the best 100 inventions of 2021. 

Robin also has another very important role… they’ll be introducing the Rehearsal Roundup shows on the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December.

This is where audiences will get a first look at the Junior Eurovision performances, so make sure you subscribe to the official Junior Eurovision YouTube channel.



Source Panorama.am
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