posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 07:31 AM
Robots have taken up posts as Receptionists and Luggage carrying porters at a Japanese hospital.
Aizu Central Hospital in Aizu-Wakamatsu "employs" the robots for a number of tasks on the wards.
The receptionist robot, produced by Japanese robot maker Tmsuk Co. Ltd., welcomes visitors at the entrance and answers spoken inquiries.
The two porter robots, which can move around on two wheels at a maximum speed of 1.5 kilometers per hour (about one mph), can carry luggage and take
visitors and patients to their destinations.
The 1.3 meter (four-foot four-inch) high white-and-green robotic porters can also alert people to obstacles with their sensors.
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I don`t know-they go to our cities,take over our jobs...Grumble.
All we need now is robots that make more robots and we become redundant!
Or worse-we become their batteries like in the matrix.
Hopefully not though.
But seriously,I think we will soon be seeing full AI humanoid robots performing police/security support roles.
(not the "talon"sort,more like "terminators")
Check out the awesome "Tetra Vaal" clip below.
Its CGI.(at the moment anyway!)
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[edit on 8-11-2006 by UM_Gazz]