Great Bedside Manner – And He Does Housework
Japanese scientists have developed a robot that can help people get out of bed and bring them their breakfast. They claim the 4ft 10in (147 centimetre) robot, which has soft hands and fingers, can become even more like its human inventors. The Japanese humanoid - called Twendy one - has enough strength to support humans as they sit up and stand, and can make supple movements that respond to human touch. It can pick up a loaf of bread without crushing it, serve toast, help lift people out of bed and even lend a hand with the housework.
FOOTNOTE: Peter Pan, meet Twendy.