It is called the Book Time, developed by Electric Machine works Japan. This invention has won the robot of the year award for the year 2008 in the medium category. The robot is useful in old age home and libraries where old patrons can easily read through newspaper and heavy books. Continue reading “Book Time Robot”
The Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology has developed an agriculture robot suit designed specifically to help out with tough agricultural work like pulling radishes because about 40 percent of agricultural workers in Japan are aged 65 or over. 100 of the suits were sold, it would be possible to lower the price to about 300,000 yen per suit. Shigeki Toyama, a professor in robotics who developed the suit, said it can be used by anyone.
“Anyone can use it without a drop in work efficiency,” he said. “I want to increase the types of work in which it can help.” More pictures and video Continue reading “Agriculture robot by Shigeki Toyama”