Japan is undeniably a leader when it comes to innovations in the electronics industry. They have long been trying to come up with various applications for robotics. Who does not know about Asimo, Honda Motors’ child-sized robot? This time, however, a new robot is in the works – with a twist. This new robot is Japanese to the core.
One of the most distinct things about the Japanese is that they consume large amounts of tea. This robot “knows” this fact and is programmed to serve tea to its owners. At present, the researchers at the University of Tokyo are still in the early stages of testing. Their prototype robot can pour tea from a bottle into a cup and deliver this cup – but only in a special room with embedded sensors on the floor and ceiling. A big plus for this robot is that it is also programmed to do the dishes!
[tags]Japan, culture, innovation, electronics, robotics, robots, Asimo, tea[/tags]