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Press Release

Successful Development of a Double Arm Robot Equipped with the World's First

- High Precision Haptic Technology to Transmit Physical Sensations -
September  28,2017
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Keio University

NEDO and Keio University (Assistant Professor Takahiro Nozaki and Professor Toshiyuki Murakami at the Faculty of Science and Technology Department of System Design Engineering and the Haptics Research Center [Keio Advanced Research Centers]) have successfully developed a double arm robot (general purpose arm) that transmits physical sensations.

This robot is capable of transmitting the sense of sight, hearing, and moving, and furthermore, it is equipped with the world's first high precision haptic technology which allows the robot to recreate the sense of touch, as if you were directly touching the object. This allows an operator to control the robot with a high sense of presence, even from far away.

Through this robot, the presence and actions of individuals are freed from spatial and temporal restrictions. It is hoped that the technology will replace humans in fields where human labor, time, and effort are required, such as in industry, the household, welfare and care, medical care, and agriculture, and facilitate he automation of tasks, reduce labor, and encourage cooperation between humans and robots.

  • Figure 1 Double arm robot
    Figure 1 Double arm robot (general purpose arm)

For more information, please contact:

NEDO Robot and Artificial Intelligence Technology Department
Contact persons: Teraoka, Ishikura Tel: +81-44-520-5241­

Keio University Faculty of Science and Technology Department of System Design Engineering
Contact person: Assistant Professor Takahiro Nozaki Tel: +81-45-566-1823­