So does anyone remember the movie Bicentenntial man? I do and all I can say is I’m ready for a robot that can cook me breakfast on Sunday mornings. If you didn’t realize just how quickly humanoid robot technology is progressing then check out how the future is unfolding. This video is awesome. Anyways, a little background- The HRP4 is the latest and greatest in helper robot technology. Developed by AIST and Kawada Industries, this five-foot-tall robot weighs in at 86 pounds and is excited to serve you. The HRP4 has full arm articulation and simple hand movements, giving it a grasping force of 1.1 pounds. It has facial recognition built in, so it’ll know who you are, and it also reacts to voice commands. Now I have no idea how strong a grasping force of 1.1 pounds actually is, but I guarantee it’s enough to hold a pan and flip pancakes. Thank God someone likes engineering.
cheers to humanity.