Toyota and Tokyo University’s Information and Robot Technology Research Initiative have designed a robot to assist with Japan’s predicted labor shortage which stems from the nation’s low birthrate and aging society.

The robot has two arms, laser sensors, five recognition cameras and moves around on wheels. In a demonstration held for the media, “the robot cleaned up rooms, smoothly put away dishes from a dining table and picked up shirts and put them in a washing machine”. The robot has the capacity to recognize objects such as furniture and cleaning equipment as well as analyze its shortcomings and correct its mistakes.


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