Does anyone remember Rosie, the maid from the Jetsons? It looks like Rosie is finally real thanks to the bio-mimetic control research center of RIKEN. RIKEN is promoting basic research on the flexible and dynamic motor functions of biological systems.
The goal is to create advanced engineering systems such as a soft human interactive robot. The robot developed here is named RI-MAN. RI-MAN exhibits the skill and ability to realize human care and welfare tasks. RI-MAN will become an invaluable partner robot. RI-MAN even has plush skin!
View the Offical RI-MAN site