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Friday, September 18, 2009

Robot transformer bed turns self into electric wheelchair

Panasonic has a long history of supplying high-tech medical devices to institutions throughout its home country of Japan. Combine that expertise with its emerging robotics know-how and this is what you get – the world’s first robot bed that lifts the occupant up when needed and transforms itself into a wheelchair that can move off on its own.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Mumbling robots more pleasing than the silent type

Robots are good for plenty of things, but having a meaningless chat generally isn’t one of them – something that has to change if a group of Japanese researchers are to be believed.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Medical robot mimics obscure conditions, keeps students on toes

That fine-looking android you see in the photo above may look a little rough and ready but don’t be fooled by appearances – it’s actually the world’s first fully symptomatic medical-condition simulator.

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