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Japan: Ping-pong and surgeon assistant robots presented at CEATEC01:51

Japan: Ping-pong and surgeon assistant robots presented at CEATEC

Japan, Chiba City
October 4, 2016 at 15:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

Visitors of the 2016 Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) at Chiba city's Makuhari Messe, Tuesday, had a glimpse of next-level human assistants, in the form of Omron's latest ping-pong robot, and DENSO corporation's iArmS surgical support robot.

Despite the ability to predict the ball's path and act accordingly, Omron's robot is being designed and modified for factory work as opposed to becoming a top notch ping-pong player. Omron informed that its robot is meant to assist humans at factory assembly lines, to help pick and place different parts together for assembly.

DENSO corporation's iArmS is a motorless surgical support robot, which according to some, will revolutionise the way surgeries are performed. With its help, occupational difficulties such as fatigue and arm tremors while operating will be significantly reduced. It also allows surgeons to assume unusual stances during procedures without tiring easily.

The CEATEC is considered as Japan's largest IT and electronics trade show, and is this year at Chiba city's Makuhari Messe. The event concludes on October 7.

Japan: Ping-pong and surgeon assistant robots presented at CEATEC01:51
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Visitors of the 2016 Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) at Chiba city's Makuhari Messe, Tuesday, had a glimpse of next-level human assistants, in the form of Omron's latest ping-pong robot, and DENSO corporation's iArmS surgical support robot.

Despite the ability to predict the ball's path and act accordingly, Omron's robot is being designed and modified for factory work as opposed to becoming a top notch ping-pong player. Omron informed that its robot is meant to assist humans at factory assembly lines, to help pick and place different parts together for assembly.

DENSO corporation's iArmS is a motorless surgical support robot, which according to some, will revolutionise the way surgeries are performed. With its help, occupational difficulties such as fatigue and arm tremors while operating will be significantly reduced. It also allows surgeons to assume unusual stances during procedures without tiring easily.

The CEATEC is considered as Japan's largest IT and electronics trade show, and is this year at Chiba city's Makuhari Messe. The event concludes on October 7.

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