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Walt Factory Robot with Friendly Face

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Robots are going to replace many human workers in factories in the future. They are not all going to have a cold face either. Take Walt for instance. It is a cute robot that smiles and interacts with workers using icons and short animations. It recognizes its human colleagues and greets them with their names.

This collaborative robot understands simple gesture commands. Walt sits on a Kuka collaborative robot, so it safe to operate around humans. It is the end result “of a two year project called Claxon, with partners Audi, Imec, Melexis, Softkinetic, VUB and Robovision.”

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