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Ri-Man is a 158cm caregiving robot developed in Japan by the Bio-Mimetic Control Research Center at government agency RIKEN. The 100kg machine is unique in that it is covered with soft, green silicone to make it both warm to the touch and soft. Sensitive skin

The reason for the user-friendly exterior lies in the fact the Ri-Man's future role will see it lifting bed-ridden or otherwise-disabled patients to carry them around their homes, hospitals or rehabilitation centres. Underneath that silicone skin are over 300 sensors and tiny motors that monitor how hard the human payload is pressing down and adjust the skin tension accordingly to make the ride more comfortable.

The machine's creators added an odour-detecting nose to enable it to detect scents such as gas and human urine, which is definitely a first for any robot we know.

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i used to be a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) we learn alot of stuff about how to lift people and move them around and all kinds of stuff...i woudln't concider myself a weakling by any means...but i'm not a power lifting robot either...and i've seen people get dropped on the floor with multiple well trained and beefy people...i wouldn't trust a robot not to drop someone....

also....anyone else think the picture makes it look like they're gonna kiss?
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It looks like a scene from "All My Circuits"

Someone has to know what that is....
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also....anyone else think the picture makes it look like they're gonna kiss?

hahaha :whistling:
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