Taizo to lead the elderly in Physical Exercise

Technology.am (Sept. 12, 2009) — Researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) unveiled a new humanoid robot called Taizo, which is designed to lead the elderly in physical exercises.

TAIZO-1sThe 28-inch tall robot weighs 14 pounds and is designed to motivate elderly people to engage in more physical exercise.

Taizo’s head, hands, and feet are made of fiberglass reinforced plastic.

Its body has 26 joints so it can smoothly march 30 different moves while sitting in chair. It can also stand up to do some activities.

Taizo linked with computers via Bluetooth and wireless LAN, can recognize simple voice commands.

It is expected that these robots for available at $8,000.

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