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In pictures: Japanese prototype robots
Image of a prototype robot at the 2005 World Exposition in Japan
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Meet ACM-R5 which is designed to negotiate restrictive spaces in search and rescue operations. It is one of the robots on show at the Prototype Robot Exhibition at the 2005 World Exposition in Nagakute, Japan, which runs for 11 days.
Image of a prototype robot at the 2005 World Exposition in Japan
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The exhibition shows off the latest robot technology from Japan. This humanoid bot is Wabian-2, developed by Waseda University, which can flex its legs in any direction.
Image of a prototype robot at the 2005 World Exposition in Japan
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MM-Ro1, the world's first robot brain surgeon is guided by an operator. It demos its ability to extract a deep tumour and suture blood vessels through a narrow space.
Image of a prototype robot at the 2005 World Exposition in Japan
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Candy-05 may not be the next Tiger Woods yet, but demonstrates its putting skills. The wi-fi robot can aim and hit a ball using a stereo-camera, has satellite technology, a gyro-sensor, as well as 3D maps of golf courses. The ideal caddie.
Image of a prototype robot at the 2005 World Exposition in Japan
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A mannequin tries out the Muscle Suit designed to help people with mobility or strength problems, such as older people.



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