AR, the Perfect Maidbot
Toyota and the University of Tokyo have teamed up to develop AR, a service bot that it so precise that it can recognize clothes by their creases in order to pick them up. If he drops anything, he knows enough to pick it up, unlike a few adults we know. The domestic assistant can not only do the wash, but can serve drinks and sweep the floor, including moving furniture if need be. Professor Masayuki Inaba claims that the robot is still too clumsy and slow and needs more work. We would be glad to volunteer to take AR under our wing and have all the practice he needs until he gets it right.
Via Mainichi Daily News
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at November 3, 2008 8:47 AM