As robotic technology become more advanced, we find new applications for it — especially in jobs that are dangerous, repetitive, or menial. Now robots are putting on the lab coat and working in hazardous lab settings, handling volatile substances and dealing with health-threatening materials. For a job that requires certain small hand movements, these robots come equipped with seven joints to imitate human small motor functions.
Need to run infection tests with dangerous influenza strains or work with radioactive lab materials? A new lab robot can take on such dangerous tasks and pipette liquids with a precision rivaling the best human hands.
The Mahoro lab android not only did work better compared to veteran lab technicians, but also completed its tasks in half the time, according to DigInfo News. Simulations allow the Mahoro robot to learn new duties in a virtual Matrix-style environment so that it can do the job perfectly the first time in real life.
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