Robots can do more and more, as Boston Dynamics showed this week with its tumbling and jumping Atlas robots.

But what else is happening in the field of robotics?

NU.nl has made an overview of five interesting robots that have been made in recent years.

ROBEAR

This 140 kilo care robot is as strong as a bear.

ROBEAR is made to lift people out of bed and help them get up.

With the rapidly aging population of Japan and the rapidly increasing number of residents in nursing homes, it is becoming more difficult for healthcare staff to be there for every patient.

The robot should ensure that nurses do not have to lift too much, says robot developer RIKEN.

ROBEAR can help healthcare workers lift patients.

ROBEAR can help healthcare workers lift patients.

Photo: RIKEN

Gundam RX-78-2 Replica

In the port of the Japanese city of Yokohama, a gigantic robot, 18 meters high and 25 tons in weight, has now been placed.

It is a replica of the Gundam RX-78-2 from the

1970s Gundam

animated series.

As in the series, the robot is controlled by humans.

Among other things, the RX-78-2 can kneel and move its arms.

Visitors can enter the hangar and get a closer look at the robot.

The Gundam won't stay there forever.

He will be removed again in March 2022.

The Gundum robot in Yokohama is 18 meters high.

The Gundum robot in Yokohama is 18 meters high.

ARMAR-6

Then we go from Japan to Germany.

The ARMAR-6 is designed as an industrial assistant.

Earlier versions of the robot mainly did household tasks, such as loading the dishwasher.

This version can hold and use drills and hammers.

The robot can also see when someone needs help, such as when tightening a screw, and can indicate tools.

ARMAR-6 can use a hammer, among other things.

ARMAR-6 can use a hammer, among other things.

spot

Another useful robot in the factory is Boston Dynamics' 'robot dog' Spot.

This four-legged friend is designed, among other things, to follow industrial processes and to carry out safety checks.

In addition, the robot can carry 14 kilos of luggage and the robot has an extendable arm with which it can open doors.

You can map out a route for the robot via a special app.

With its built-in cameras, artificial intelligence and sensors, it can estimate where it is walking and how rough the terrain is.

In addition to the Atlas robots, Boston Dynamics has been working on improving 'robot dog' Spot for years.

In addition to the Atlas robots, Boston Dynamics has been working on improving 'robot dog' Spot for years.

Moley Robot Kichten

Finally, there is the cooking robot from English Moley Robotics, which can take over all your cooking tasks.

He lets you know when something is (almost) finished, makes suggestions for dishes based on the ingredients present and cleans the counter when he has finished cooking.

The Moley Kitchen Robot has been on sale since this year, but you have to pay something for it.

The stripped-down version without the robot arms, but with touchscreens, smart devices and a recipe database, costs 115,000 euros.

The complete installation with robot arms is about 290,000 euros.

Not cheap for a kitchen helper.

Moley Robot Kitchen is a dream for the (rich) lazy cook.

The robot cooks and then even cleans the counter.

Moley Robot Kitchen is a dream for the (rich) lazy cook.

The robot cooks and then even cleans the counter.

Photo: Moley Robotics

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