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March 12, 2015

ROBEAR: The strong robot with the gentle touch

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Scientists from RIKEN and Sumitomo Riko Company Limited have developed a new experimental nursing care robot, ROBEAR, which is capable of performing tasks such as lifting a patient from a bed into a wheelchair or providing assistance to a patient who is able to stand up but requires help to do so. ROBEAR will provide impetus for research on the creation of robots that can supplement Japan’s need for new approaches to care-giving. This video shows the robot in action.

Press Release: ROBEAR: The strong robot with the gentle touch