Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Kawada Humanoid Robots Get Ready to Take Over Japan

by Range
Advertisement

Japan’s population is getting older, and they need robots to take care of all of them. This is almost a plot out of Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society, but it’s actually reality because AIST and Kawada Industries are releasing their new line of humanoid ‘bots, the HRP-4 series. When will the rest of us get them? Never! Only in Japan, for now at least!

robot japan elderly humanoid

Their new ‘bot is supposed to look like a slim athlete. I think that’s probably anthropomorphizing it a bit much. The HRP-4 stands 5 feet-tall, weighs 86 lbs. and runs on UNIX (but can’t actually run, despite its athletic physique.) It can even fit a small laptop in its backpack in case it wants to watch videos of cats on YouTube. The video below shows you the HRP-4 in all its robotic glory.

I find it’s movements a bit slow, but that’s just me. To be really useful, these robots need to be able to move faster so they can chase us humans down and kill us.

[Kawada Ind. | AIST press releases (JP) via Plastic Pals]



System of a Down on Hurdy-Gurdy

System of a Down on Hurdy-Gurdy

KeySmart AllTul Vulture Multitool

KeySmart AllTul Vulture Multitool

Best Tricks

Best Tricks

Advertisement
2021 Ford Ranger Tremor Off-Road Package Is the Next Best Thing to a Ranger Raptor

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor Off-Road Package Is the Next Best Thing to a Ranger Raptor

Someone Converts Rolls-Royce Wraiths into Wagons

Someone Converts Rolls-Royce Wraiths into Wagons

Hummer EV Reveal Date Announced, Crab Walk Mode Teased

Hummer EV Reveal Date Announced, Crab Walk Mode Teased

Advertisement