Researchers at Tokyo’s Waseda Unversity have unveiled a 4.8-foot, 244-pound humanoid robot that was “designed to lend a hand with housework.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

While communicating with the person, the robot picked up tomato sauce from the refrigerator with four fingers and carried it with a piece of bread on a plate to the dining table. With sensors and flexible joints, the robot is able to absorb potential shocks in case it bumps into users

[via Spluch]