HRP-5P Humanoid Robot

The Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan has unveiled their latest creation, HRP-5P, a humanoid robot capable of performing simple construction tasks, such as installing drywall. The eventual goal would be to use these humanoid robots at construction sites, while providing autonomous replacement for their aging human counterparts. Continue reading to see its female HRP-4C predecessor in-action.

The HRP-4C, nicknamed Miim, is a feminine-looking humanoid robot created by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), stands 5 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighs in at 95 pounds – battery pack included. She can move like a human, utilizing 30 body motors and another eight dedicated to facial expressions. Miim can also respond to speech using speech recognition software, and is capable of recognizing ambient sounds. That’s not all, she can also sing, using the vocal synthesizer Vocaloid.