Kitchen Robot Introduced in Japan


Professors at Tokyo University gave a glimpse into a future world where robots can help out around the house. It may not be as fast as a human and its movements might be a little jerky, but the humanoid robot can pour a cup of tea and even wash up the cup afterwards. The robot is the result of four years of hard work using cutting edge technology gathered from more than 40 Robotics and Information Technology professors at the University of Tokyo. Japan is in a leading position in terms of robotic design but most robots are used in industrial environments. The team of professors at Tokyo University wanted to create a robot that could be used in other environments. They believe this kind of service robot could be used in hospitals or household where the users are not in the position to conduct the normal chore themselves.