Aging Japan builds robot to look after elderly
A Japanese-led research team said it had made a seeing, hearing and smelling robot that can carry human beings and is aimed at helping care for the country's growing number of elderly.

Government-backed research institute Riken said the 158-centimeter (five-foot) RI-MAN humanoid can already carry a doll weighing 12 kilograms (26 pounds) and could be capable of bearing 70 kilograms within five years. (AFP)

Originally from Agenda Inc. Live Feed, ReBlogged by angus on Mar 15, 2006 at 05:46 PM