Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Twendy-One Nursebot Says Sit Up And Eat Your Jell-O

Gentle Giant: Courtesy Sugano Laboratory/Waseda University

From Popsci.com:

At 245 pounds, Japan's Twendy-One is sturdy enough to lift its elderly patients clear off the ground, and force sensors in its fingertips and humanlike joints mean it can do it without crushing them.

In the movies, entrusting human life to robot helpers and sophisticated machines inevitable ends in fire, destruction and death. But in reality, the automatons are actually saving lives. We featured six Machines that Heal in our July issue, one of which is Twendy-One, a Japanese robot nurse straight out of the comic books built to assists the elderly.

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