A video of the arm at work shows it being able to lift a 7kg dumb-bell and acting like a real human arm, wiggling its fingers and clasping the weight.
Creator Gabriele Trovato from Tokyo’s Waseda University said: “The need to build such a robot became clear to me when I listened to friends who complained that they could not go to church during the pandemic.”
The ‘Senster’, one of the world’s first robotic sculptures to be controlled by a digital computer, has gone on display at Warsaw’s Zachęta art gallery.
VIDEO: A portmanteau of 'sensual' and 'monster', the 4.5-metre-long Senster enthralled audiences in the early 1970s, at a time when space exploration and mechanical revolution made anything seem possible.
Students from the Scientific Circle at the Institute of Applied Computer Science at the Łódź University of Technology have developed a way for people to interact with an artificial spider in a safe environment, which does not involve any actual touching or real spiders.
A tax break for entrepreneurs, that will allow the deduction of 50 percent costs incurred for investments in automation by Polish companies, will total PLN 1.1 billion (EUR 247.2 million) over five years, Development Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz said on Friday.
The deal with the European Space Agency, the biggest ever in Poland’s space industry history, will see the arm being used to service satellites in the Earth’s orbit.
Within the next 20 years, developments in technology will cause nearly two million jobs to disappear and three million to be transformed, said Minister of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz during Thursday's presentation of the 'Roads to Industry 4.0' report.
Poznań professor Maciej Musiał believes that with advances in robotics and artificial intelligence, falling in love with a robot could be fairly commonplace in the not-too-distant future.
Thanks to the robots, children will see on their tablets everything that is going on in the enclosures, and will even be able to visit parts of the zoo not usually available to visitors.