© Waseda University Sugano Laboratory

The charming robot displayed in the Asia Research News banner is Waseda University’s humanoid robot, TWENDY-ONE. In the future, TWENDY-ONE will help the world’s increasingly ageing population.

TWENDY-ONE will be able to assist people in their homes, transferring them from a chair to a bed or helping them stand. TWENDY-ONE is nearly 5ft tall and its manual dexterity allows it to handle kitchen utensils and mirror complex human manoeuvres. TWENDY-ONE’s hands are covered with a silicone skin to imitate the softness of a human hand. Each hand has thirteen sensors which allow for delicate and precise movement.

For further information contact:

Sugano Laboratory
School of Science and Engineering
Waseda University