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Twendy-One, a robot designed to help the elderly and disabled people around the house, demonstrates carrying a food tray at Waseda University in Tokyo November 27, 2007. Twendy-one was designed by robotics researchers at Waseda University to have human-sized four-fingered hands cabable of picking up and holding delicate objects without crushing them.  REUTERS/Michael Caronna (JAPAN)

Twendy-One

Described as a “human symbiotic robot” Twendy-One is designed to co-exist with humans and assist with nursing care and housekeeping. To this end its developers focused on safety, dependability and dexterity in constructing their robot. For collision safety the robot’s outer shell is overlaid with soft silicone skins and force sensors that detect physical contact with a person on any part of its body. This is a key component of a “passive impedance mechanism” that enables the robot to adapt to unexpected external forces on the fly.

Twendy-One’s size and range of movement are designed to reflect those of the average adult female. It measures 1.46m (4.8 feet) high and 73.4cm (2 feet) wide. To overcome the limitations and difficulties of a bipedal design the developers of Twendy-One gave it an omni-directional wheel-based mechanism for mobility that allows the robot to move around efficiently even if the robot is in a narrow space. This mobile mechanism equips twelve ultrasonic sensors and a six-axis force sensor to detect objects and humans near the robot and avoid collisions.
[Source: http://newatlas.com/twendy-one-robot-elderly/14496/]

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Weight 111 kg
Dimensions 146 cm
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Eyebrows

Eyes

Eyelashes

Eyelids

Eyeshape

Nose

Inner Mouth

Lips

Chin

Teeth

Ears

Cheeks

Neck

Degrees of Freedom

Skin Type

Skin Color

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Country

Purpose

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Frame composition

Version

Origin

Target group

Mouth

Head-Neck-Body

Mouth emotion

Tongue

Eye Size

Introduction to public

Talking

Gender

Eye Specification