January 17, 2011
More and more robots are being designed to handle the jobs now done by white-collar office workers. For instance, the HRP-4 humanoid robot ($350,000), developed by Kawada Industries, is designed to pour coffee, deliver mail, and recognize its co-workers’ faces.
The QB, another office robot, is a “remote presence robot” designed to reduce the need for business travel. The QB is controlled through a Web browser and keyboard, and… read more