World’s largest robot show opens in Japan
Thursday December 1 2005
TOKYO: Robots that perform medical, welfare and security jobs are taking part at the largest robot show in the world, opening here on Wednesday.
Robots, manufactured and designed by 152 companies and 40 organisations in Japan and abroad, are being displayed at the 2005 International Robot Exhibition. The exhibition has been held every alternate year since 1973.
Among the many robots being displayed in this year’s exhibition is one from Hitachi that is capable of following instructions to fetch objects. It drew much attention at the 2005 Aichi Expo that ended in September.
The exhibition is organised by the Japan Robot Association and Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd.