Sensitive guys: New robots need a gentler touch
You can rock ‘em and sock ‘em and they’ll stay on their feet. The robots at Mountain View-based Anybots (see video clip below) are among those walking a bit more like humans. (We’ve seen most of these coming out of Japan and Korea, so perhaps U.S. roboticists are finally catching on to the need for robots beyond the battlefield.)
Roboticists are also giving their creations the ability to gently handle household objects and elderly people. A descendant of Domo, pictured above, may one day replace human caregivers, MIT announced today.