Helper robot offers massages, beer service and New Years cheer

During last week's ROBO-ONE Humanoid Helper Robot Project in Yokohama, Japan one robot and its master celebrated the holidays by showing us that automated massages and beer service are closer than we think.

Developed using store bought components, the THKR-4 robot may move slowly and stiffly, but it nevertheless completes a number of tasks successfully that demonstrate how such helper robots may become an affordable and ubiquitous part of our everyday lives in the near future. You can see the robot ringing in the New Year a bit early with a celebratory party popper in the video below.

Via Robot Dreams

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