Japanese robotics action showed new robot leader Lightbot. Its operating principle is based on the fact that it beeps and focuses on that blind people when moving through the streets. Dimensions of the new Japanese robot – about a meter in height and about 50 cm at the base. In addition to performing functional leader, thanks to built a robot sensors and actuators according to its owner about the world.
A blind man, moving with a guide robot can rely on specially designed for this handle. Robot notify disabled on the stairs or on the curb. With this assistant you can visit any place where animals can not pass.
In real life test of the robot were conducted in a clinic in Kanagawa. Volunteers were blindfolded and made available to provide a robot assistant, who in Japanese prompted where to go. It is expected that such a guide will greatly facilitate life blind and visually impaired people.
According to statistics, in Japan today lacks dogs. Besides, there are visually impaired and blind people who for some reason can not keep animals at home. So robots will Lightbot great demand in Japan. However, the decision to mass production of robots is still pending.
Another Japanese scientists began developing exoskeleton Muscle Suit, which is designed to help health care providers and caregivers to carry bedridden patients. The new device will allow to distribute the weight of the patient and when picked up while reducing the effort required to lift. Exoskeleton is activated when the operator breathes a special tube. When you exhale exoskeleton off.
A Funai Electric Company at an exhibition in Tokyo showed robot Robo Nailist, which method accurately paint and decorate nails. He can put on several layers of lacquer nails without touching the cuticle. These skills are not limited to the robot. After painting it can be stuck on the nails rhinestones. Developers from Funai Electronic announced that created this robot to demonstrate that modern robots can perform a wide range of tasks.