Robot as a nurse! What would you say?
With sensors that enable it to see, smell and hear its environment, Robot Ri-Man also has some 320 pressure points on its arms and chest that allow it to sense the exact position of whatever it's holding. Ri-Man can lift 80 lbs.
Researchers hope to strengthen the motors in Ri-Man's arms without increasing their size, so they will resemble those of a man, not a monster.
Inventor: bio-mimetric controlResearch Center at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research.
Sorry, folks! Ri-Man is not for sale.
To learn more, check out www. bmc.riken.jp/