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Humanoid robot. Humanoid robot known as ETL- humanoid or Jack clad in soft padding. Behind the robot are two monitors showing the view from the robot's two CCD cameras in its head. The robot also has touch sensors and microphones to help interact with humans. Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jack's inventor, is developing robots that will eventually be used to help the elderly, hence the soft padding. It is hoped that robots like this can be programmed to learn by analysing and fully exploiting its natural constraints. Photographed at the Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukaba, Japan.
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