Robot “waiter” serves international automation exhibition

June 14, 2010

LookAtVietnam – Vietnam’s TOPIO Dio robot, the first humanoid waiter robot, was displayed at Automatica 2010, the world largest automation exhibition in Munich, Germany from June 8-11.

 

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The exhibition centre in Munich.

 

The robot stands 1.25m high and weighs 45kg. It is a friendly waiter and bartender for restaurants and hotels, built by TOSY Robotics Company, known for TOPIO Ping Pong, a table-tennis playing robot.

 

This year TOSY brought several products to the exhibition, including TOPIO Dio and other industrial robots. TOSY robot prices are only 25 percent of rates for similar products in the world market.

 

TOPIO Dio is controlled via wireless Internet and attracted special attention.

 

Automatica 2010 gathered more than 700 stalls of big corporations from 42 countries. The exhibition drew around 31,000 visitors.

 

Motoman robots from Japan. This is one of the fourth top robot brands in the world.

 

ABB Group introduced Arm Robot.

 

A Vietnamese robot.

 

Japan’s Fanuc robot.

 

A pair of robots from Germany’s Kuka, the world’s leading robot manufacturer.

 

Vietnam’s TOSY Robotics presented TOPIO Ping Pong and some new industrial and service robots.

 

TOSY industrial robots are 75 percent cheaper than similar products.

 

These robots can pick up 180 items and place them at set places within one minutes.

 

 

The latest service robot models were displayed, including Metra’s robot, which helps customers at supermarkets and trading centres.

 

 

A visitor “talked” with a robot via LCD screen.

 

Vietnam’s TOPIO Dio, controlled via wireless Internet.

 

TOPIO Dio welcomed a boy…

 

… and presented a toy UFO to the child.

 

 

 

 

Bang Duong (from Munich)

 

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