July 9, 2012

Mahoro Gets Hazardous Duty

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have developed a two-armed droid that can work in service areas that may be too dangerous for humans, such as flu testing and biohazard handling. Mahoro's arms have 7 joints that gives it an edge when using tools and better fluidity of motions. It can be programmed with CAD software and easily adapts to many kinds of laboratory work. Displayed at the recent Interphex pharmaceutical trade show in Tokyo, AIST has put many to work in universities and drug companies.

Via DigiInfo

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 9, 2012 11:57 AM
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