Saturday, September 18, 2010

We welcome our Robot Overlords

Humans are one step closer to being replaced by machines after Japanese researchers unveiled a model they hope could lead to humanoid menial workers.

Kawada Industries and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science (AIST) this week revealed the HRP-4 robot they hope will lead to easing greying Japan's looming labour shortage.

"We designed a working robot in the image of a lean but well-muscled track-and-field athlete," said Noriyuki Kanehira, robotic systems manager at Kawada at a press conference to unveil the blue-and-white robot.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/hrp-4-worker-robot-made-to-replace-humans/s...

Thanks Cameron Reilly

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