HRP4 Helper Robot was Created to Serve You [Video]

At this point, robots run the full gamut of the spectrum: designed to help the military, to little do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, you can find a robot basically for anything you might need. For one category, the helper market, there doesn't seem to be quite the excitement. However, when we see things like the HRP4, we can't help but wonder why. It may not be as powerful or sturdy as, say, Core, but this 86-pound robot is all about you, and that has to count for something.

Developed by researchers at AIST and Kawada Industries in Japan, the HRP4 Helper Robot stands at five feet, and has the ability to move its arms in a full range of motion. In fact, as you watch the video below, you'll notice that HRP4's ability to move is quite extraordinary. It's certainly very flexible. Within the head, sensors for face recognition and tracking can be found, and HRP4 will also react to voice commands, too.

The helper robot has the ability to grasp with 1.1 pounds of force, so it should be able to pick up your smaller every day objects in your home. Unfortunately, AIST and Kawada Industries haven't put a price tag on the HRP4 quite yet, but considering there seemed to be other versions of the helper robot standing in the background, "watching," we can only hope that these start showing up on the market, eventually.

[via Fast Company]