Kotarou robot responds to touch

July 27, 2006

“Kotarou” — developed at the University of Tokyo — stands 133cm tall and weighs approx. 44-pounds. What sets this robot apart from others is that it actually responds to human touch — grasping of the hand, etc. It features multiple processors and an external power source.

I dunno man. Judging by the video the scientists didn't put enough effort into this thing. It barely moves and if I hadn't been told it was a functioning robot I would've just assumed it was a really fancy looking doll. One more video after the jump.


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