Japanese nurse robot Twendy One

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    Some video from FTV showing off Twendy One, a nurse robot developed by researchers at Waseda University in Tokyo:

    Some of the impressive tasks Twendy One can perform include:

    • Picking up small items such as straws
    • Helping people get out of bed and into a wheel chair
    • Giving audio instructions to patients and responding to some requests
    • Delivering food trays to patients

    Near the end of the segment, they show some video of a different type nurse helper bot that is undergoing trials at a real hospital. The robot, developed by researchers at Keio University, can navigate hospital hallways and avoid obstacles while delivering equipment.

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