- Title: Japanâ€™s Kawasaki develops robot to aid disaster zone
- Date: 23rd December 2019
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (DECEMBER 18, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES' HUMANOID ROBOT 'KALEIDO' WALKING AND MOVING VISITORS FILMING AND WATCHING KALEIDO KALEIDO WALKING TO MANNEQUIN LYING UNDER OBJECTS KALEIDO LIFTING METAL-LOOKING OBJECT KALEIDO KICKING CONTAINER WHILE HOLDING OBJECT KALEIDO LIFTING MANNEQUIN AND STANDING UP
- Embargoed: 6th January 2020 11:45
- Keywords: Humanoid robot Japan Kaleido Kawasaki Heavy Industries Masayuki Kamon Robots disaster zone
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Life Sciences,Science
- Reuters ID: LVA001BB75LQZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries recently showcased its humanoid robot 'Kaleido' that is designed to assist disaster areas.
On display at a robot exhibition in Tokyo, Kawasaki says existing humanoid robots are generally not robust enough to operate in a rough, dirty, and unpredictable disaster zone.
For the demonstration at a robot exhibition in Tokyo, Kaleido proved its powerful arms can lift humans and heavy objects at a time of an emergency.
The company hopes the robot can contribute to Japan, a country often hit by natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons.
The international robot exhibition, which ended on Saturday (December 21) had over 200 companies participating, wand welcomed an estimated 130,000 visitors.
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