Twendy-One Has Man-Crushing Arms But a Featherlight Touch

Five feet tall, weighing in at 245 pounds, Twendy-One is all sensors and cybernetic muscle. Mechanical engineers at Waseda University in Japan developed the talking humanoid helper robot to be capable of lifting a handicapped person out of bed, but also handling a piece of toast or a straw without flattening them. The… » 11/27/07 4:49pm 11/27/07 4:49pm