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RIBA-II, the next generation care-giving robot

“New robot boasts the latest in sensor technology, promises a brighter future for Japan's elderly population. A new robot using high-precision tactile sensors and flexible motor control technology has taken Japan one step closer to its goal of providing high-quality care for its growing elderly population. Developed by researchers at RIKEN and Tokai Rubber Industries (TRI), the new robot can lift a patient up to 80kg in weight off floor-level bedding and into a wheelchair, freeing care facility personnel of one of their most difficult and energy-consuming tasks.” Read the paper and watch the video from


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