The Wakamaru robot is designed in the shape
of a human being so that it's not considered simply a machine or a
terminal, but rather an "independent personality." It's 3 feet tall and
weighs about 66 pounds.
Heavy Industries will accept orders from Sept. 16 to Oct. 31 for the
Wakamaru humanoid robot. The robots will go for about 1.58 million yen
(a little more than $14,000). Here, an image from a MHI video shows the
bot using laser to search for a person.
what the Wakamaru humanoid robot sees. It can remind users of
appointments and serve as a home watchdog. It recognizes approximately
10,000 words necessary for daily life.
industrial designer Toshiyuki Kita created Wakamuru by imagining a
growing child. Kita's concept was to create "an object that can approach